Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Postcard from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Samarkand showing the Registan complex, a public square flanked by monumental Islamic buildings. Construction of the buildings was begun Emperor Tamerlane in the fifteenth century. Shown here is the Sher-Dor Madrasah, or Islamic school, which cemented Samarkand's role as a centre of learning in Central Asia.

Many thanks to Dela who was travelling in the region! 

The card was sent from Kazakstan with the Kazakhstani coat of arms stamps featured in a previous post. My hunt for a stamped card sent from Uzbekistan continues! 

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