Zenfolio | the 30 birds | Shah-e Zinda Album

The Timurid royal family chose to build their mausoleums around the shrine of the Prophet Muhammad's (s) cousin, Qusam ibn Abbas - Shah-e Zinda - who came to Samarqand (then Sogd) in the 7th century. The result was the most epic walkway in all of Central Asia. Each monument has its own distinctive flavor, and is worthy of its own architectural study, with a dizzying degree of detail.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Uzbekistan
Keywords:Samarkand, Shah-e, Zinda