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... and warlords established powerful regional kingdoms such as Shah Mohamed II. Along about 1200 -1230 Genghis Khan came through and conquered everything and destroyed most of the cities though each invading group before also caused a lot of destruction. Following Genghis Khan and the decline of the Mongol Empire, Tamerlane establish a huge empire ( 1330-1400) and the Khorezem kingdoms developed just to the North. Then the Russians and ...
... It seems that even Chinggis was gobsmacked by this minaret when he came marauding through with his Mongols in 1220, and while he set about destroying all else around him, he spared this masterpiece. At its base stand the 16th century Kalon Mosque, now operating for religious purposes again after functioning as a warehouse during the Soviet era; and the divine turquoise domes of the blue and white tiled Mir-i-Arab ...
... the ancient overland trading routes. It was a capital city in the 9 & 10C and then again under a different regime in the 16C. At the peak of its influence it had a vast marketplace, dozens of specialist bazaars and caravanserais, more than 100 madrasahs (with over 10000 students ) and 300 mosques. We risk developing madrasah fatigue here!
... and white fox and astrachan, a speciality of the area (something I know as Persian lamb). The finest of the astrachan were made from lamb skins that were taken by C-section.
We toured some beautiful madrasses - religious schools - and mosques. A couple of these on the Square of the Big Minaret (English translation) are rebuilt versions of the original 12th century buildings. Ghengis Khan completely destroyed them, but left the 47 m ...
We started with a van drive out to Ismail Samani Mausoleum, a mausoleum completed in 905 and built for the found of the Samanid dynasty. It is a very beautiful square building, all brick, without painting, but lovely in the design and pattern of the brick and of the color of the walls. They say the color of the walls change over the course of the day. It was built on the site of a Zoroastrian temple and still retains some Zoroastrian ...