Monday, November 04, 2013

Samarkand - UZBEKISTAN - UNESCO#603

The third card I've got from Igor shows a group of elders leaving the Mosque after the Friday prayers in the town of Samarkand. I really like this photo because it gives a actual perspective of the town life instead of only the wide angles over the main mopnuments. Thank you very much Igor for the cards and the beautiful stamps, you've been amazing and my collection is much better now. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #603 - Samarkand - UZBEKISTAN
 
The historic town of Samarkand, located in a large oasis in the valley of the Zerafshan River, in the north-eastern region of Uzbekistan, is considered the crossroads of world cultures with a history of over two and a half millennia. Evidence of settlements in the region goes back to 1500 BC, with Samarkand having its most significant development in the Temurid period, from the 14th to the 15th centuries, when it was capital of the powerful Temurid realm. Located on the crossroads of the great trade routes that traversed Central Asia, Samarkand has a multi-millennial history.
 

 

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