|Chor-Bakr - UZBEKISTAN - UNESCO TENTATIVE|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Chor-Bakr - UZBEKISTAN - UNESCO TENTATIVE
Another amazing card from Uzbekistan, this time sent by Marina, a postcrosser from Tashkent. This is not a UNESCO WHS site yet, only a tentative, but according to the sender, this IX century mausoleum is very well preserved and it shows well the great development of the construction and the higs level of archicteture in that region amost 1200 years ago. Thank you very much Marina, let's hope it will enter the oficial UNESCO list next year. This postcard took 16 days to arrive!
Memorial complex of Chor-Bakr has developed in the place of the prospective burial place of Abu-Bakr-Said who has died in 360 year by Muslim Calendar (970-971 A.D.) - one of the four of Abu-Bakrs (Chor-Bakr) - descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. At the tomb "sacred" appeared the necropolis of family tombs, constructed court yards enclosed with walls.