Decorative tiles of mausoleum in Shah-i-Zinda necropolis complex, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
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SHAH-I-ZINDA, SAMARKANDA

SHAH-I-ZINDA, SAMARKANDA 

Shah-I-Zinda, a burial, which is located in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), is one of the oldest and the longest examples of continuous construction of a building, the construction of which lasted for almost a millennium. This fascinating building was originally erected as a religious monument more than 1,000 years, and the various temples, tombs and other buildings were added continuously over the next century. The result is a fascinating mixture of different architectural styles that have changed during the thousand years of construction. The complex has been established to indicate the place of legends, where mythology states that Muhammad’s cousin, Kusama ibn Abbas, was buried. Like most legends, tales survived, but the Shah-i-Zinda is a rare example of historic landmarks to survive for so long, and not just to survive,

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