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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Tray chess board from Bukhara.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Ceramic from Fergana.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Early 20th century carpet from Ashqabad.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Uzbek musical instruments.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Painting of the Observatory built by Ulugbek, a ruler better known for his astronomy and mathematics.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Text from mathematics book by Al-Kwarizmi who gave the world the word "algebra".
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Portrait of Timur.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Ist century Buddhist carvings from Termez.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Late 19th century Turkomen carpet from Merv.
Uzbekistan
Samarkand
State Art Museum
 Painting of a bazaar in Samarkand.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Gumbazi Seyidan
 The decorated interior of Gumbazi Seyidana, a tomb built by Ulugbek in 1438.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Gumbazi Seyidan
 The dazzling dome of the tomb.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
 The Tomb of Jehangir was built by Timur in 1392 for his favourite son.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
 The Kok-Gumbaz Mosque was completed by Ulugbek in 1437.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
 Tilework on the mosque gate.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
 Painted plants.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque
 Detail of wall paintings.
Uzbekistan
Shakhrisabz
 The 40m high gateway of the 14th century Ak-Saray Palace built by Timur.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
 The Nadir Divanbegi Khanaka is a Sufi contemplation hall dating from 1622.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Nadir Divanbegi Madressa
 The Nadir Divanbegi Madressa dates from 1622.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Nadir Divanbegi Madressa
 Tiling on the main gate depicts images of birds and a pig, unusual in Islamic art.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Nadir Divanbegi Madressa
 Detail from the tile work.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Maghoki Attar Mosque
 The 9th century Maghoki Attar Mosque is the oldest surving mosque in Central Asia.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Maghoki Attar Mosque
 Fine stone decoration of the outside walls.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Ulugbek Madressa
 The Ulugbek Madressa was built in 1417 and is the oldest in Central Asia.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Ulugbek Madressa
 Detail of a twisted column.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Ulugbek Madressa
 Courtyard archway with blue and yellow tiles.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Kalon Mosque
 The Kalon Minaret is 47m high and dates from 1127.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Kalon Mosque
 The minaret has 14 different bands including the first use of blue glazed tiles in Central Asia.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Kalon Mosque
 Detail of brickwork and caligraphy of the minaret.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 The entrance to The Ark, the former walled royal residence, occupied from the 5th century.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 The enormous walls protected the Khan until the Soviet invasion of 1920.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 Carved wooden pillar from the Juma Mosque.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 Colourful wooden ceiling in the Juma Mosque.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
The Ark
 Large Russian samovar.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Char Minar
 The Char Minar (1807) was a gatehouse, later converted to a madressa.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Char Minar
 All four minarets are different.
Uzbekistan
Bukhara
Bolo-Hauz Mosque
 Detail from the carved and painted wooden ceiling of the Khan's personal mosque.
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.

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