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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Uzbekistan
Bukhara
 The 12th century Chashma Ayub Mausoleum.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
 The Mausoleum of Ismail Samani dates from 905 and is the oldest Islamic monument in Bukhara.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
 Fine terracotta brickwork.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
 People by the tomb.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
 The brick celing.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Sitorai Mosi Hosa, the summer palace of the last Khan of Bukhara.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 One of the palace rooms.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Inlaid and carved cabinet.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Indian style room.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Stained glass windows.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Embroidered spread.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Detail of a European ceramic vase.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Suzani (emboidered silk on cotton) from the 19th century.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 The harem.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 Embroidered 20th century carpet.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Sitorai Mosi Hosa
 18th century Persian carpet based on a poem.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 The entrance to the Bakhautdin Shrine on the outskirts of Bukhara.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 One of three mosques at the tomb and shrine of Sufi saint, Bakhautdin (died 1389).
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Decorated columns and ceiling.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Detail of a carved wooden column and painted eve.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Detail of the wooden ceiling.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Mosque with ribbed dome.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bakhautdin Shrine
 Decorated gateway.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Chor Bakr
 The Chor Bakr Necropolis near Bukhara dates from the 16th century.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Chor Bakr
 Tombs at the necropolis.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Chor Bakr
 The khanaka, a Sufi contemplation hall.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Islom-Hoja Minaret
 The 57m high Islom-Hoja Minaret is the tallest in the country. It is also one of the prettiest.
It was completed in 1910.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 The Ark is the palace complex for the former rulers of Khiva.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Blue and white tiles at the entrance of the Ark.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Carved wooden door at the entrance of the Ark.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 The 19th century Summer Mosque.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Intense blue tiling at the Summer Mosque.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Painted celing of the Summer Mosque.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Residential buildings in the complex.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Carved column outside the Khan's throne room.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Tiles from the throne room.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Wooden carved screen in the throne room.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 The silver throne set on Turkomen carpets.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Detail from the silver throne.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
The Ark
 Khiva style ceramic.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Kalta Minaret
 Detail of the 1855 minaret which was never completed.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Mohammad Rakhim Khan Medressa
 The courtyard of the medressa.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Juma Mosque
 Detail of a carved wooden column.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 The tiled interior courtyard of the palace.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 The wall of the courtyard in the Tosh Hovli. The name means "Stone Palace".
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 Tiles and carved wooden door.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 Decorated wooden ceiling.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 Highly decorated room.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 The palace has some of the most ellaborate tile work in Khiva.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Tosh Hovli Palace
 Fine wood carved door.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
 Astronomical text by mathematician and scientist, Al-Kwarizmi.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
 Money printed on silk in the Mint.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Islom-Hoja Madressa
 A wood carving of Ibn-Sina (Avicenna) who wrote hundreds of medical books.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Islom-Hoja Madressa
 A wood carving of Al-Kwarizmi, a famous scientist and mathematician.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum
 The Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum is surrounded by unmarked tombs of the khans of Khiva.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum
 Exquisite tiles in the mausoleum.
Uzbekistan
Khiva
Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum
 The tomb of Khan Mohammed Rakhim II who ruled Khiva between 1865 and 1910.
Uzbekistan
Amu-Darya River
Chilpyk
 Chilpyk viewed from the Amu-Darya.
Uzbekistan
Amu-Darya River
Chilpyk
 Chilpyk is a Zoroastran tower of silence where the dead are laid.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Nukus
Savitsky Art Museum
 The Bull by Vladimir Lysenko is one of 90,000 paintings collected in secret during the Soviet period and now in the Savitsky Art Museum.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Nukus
Savitsky Art Museum
 Scenes from Uzbekistan by Igor Savitsky.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Nukus
Savitsky Art Museum
 Paintings by N Karakhan.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Tombs at Mizdakhan, a former hilltop city destroyed by Timur.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Mizdakhan was inhabited between the 4th century BC and the 1300s.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 White domed tombs were constructed on the site until the early 20th century.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Simple brick tombs.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 Tiled tomb interior.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 The hilltop is surrounded by graves.
Uzbekistan
Karakalpakistan
Mizdakhan
 View of Gyaur Qala, a fortress dating from the 3rd century BC.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Guldursun Qala is a huge fortress dating from the 1st century AD.
"Elliq Qala" means Fifty Forts and is a large site of ancient settlements.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Part of the massive 1.5km walls of Guldursun Qala.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Guldursun Qala
 Detail of the enormous mud brick walls.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 Part of the walls of Anga Qala, inhabited between 3rd to 5th centuries AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 The wall is made from mud bricks.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Anga Qala
 Detail of the brickwork.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Qoy Qyrylghan Qala
 Part of the circular Qoy Qyrylghan Qala. This was an observatory and temple dating from 4th century BC.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Qoy Qyrylghan Qala
 Part of the ancient wall.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
 The enormous Janbas Qala was used as a fort between 4th century BC and 1st century AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the three forts of the Ayaz Qala complex (6th to 7th centuries AD).
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 Part of a covered walkway and wall at Ayaz Qala.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the gateways with features later copied in Moghul India.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Ayaz Qala
 One of the Ayaz Qala tripple forts with a settlement.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
 Kyzyl Qala is one of dozens of forts in the Elliq Qala region.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 View over Toprak Qala, a temple compex from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 Ceremonial rooms at the temple complex.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 One of the residential areas.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The enormous walls and an unexcavated area.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The fort was used to defend the border region.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 Passages and tunnels.
Uzbekistan
Elliq Qala
Toprak Qala
 The complex is set in semi-desert.
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
 The 16th century Kulkedash Medressa.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 St Peter's Basilica is the world's largest church, dating from 1506.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 The Basilica's dome is 119m high.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 The Pieta, sculptured by Micaelangelo.
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
 Bronze statue of St Peter.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 The Vatican Museum, previously a palace.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Egyptian mummy.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Part of a Roman carved stone sarcophagus.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Roman mosaic.
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
 Bust of Julius Caesar.

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