Photographer's Note

Bibi-Khanym-Mosque is named after the favourite wife of Tamerlane the ruler of Samarkand. He ordered to build the mosque after his campaign to India in 1399. It was finished in 1404 but already in 15th century it began to become ruined because of imperfection at the construction. It was severely damaged during an 1897 earthquake. Reconstruction began in the Soviet era in 1974

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Additional Photos by Roland Parton (ahmet54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 287 W: 344 N: 493] (3490)
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