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  The Koran stand
by Elisabcn
 
 

In the center of the courtyard stands a huge marble stand for one of the four original Holy Koran, which was brought to Samarqand by Timur. This Koran was taken by Russians and brought to Ermitage. After long negotiations it finally returned to Uzbekistan (except 4 pages, that were left in Ermitage) and now it's kept in a Museum (i don't remember where :-(()
You can immagine how huge is this book by seeing the stand!.

There are two local traditions about this stand:
-The woman who crawls under the stand will have lots of children
-Wish for something and then turn around the stand for three times. Your wish will come true

I only did the second one, i'll tell you if it works :-))

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  • Written Aug 26, 2007
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