"THE SAMANIDS MAUSOLEUM" Bukhara Things to Do Tip by schielen

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It is the first building in the Central Asia, built out of the burnt brick. The burial-vault was built by sultan Ismail Samani's order at the end of the 9th and at the beginning of the 10th century. Mausoleum was built it the form of cube, covered by cupola. Regarding the mythology - cube is the symbol of steadiness, symbol of the Earth, the cupola is the symbol of the sky. This combination is the symbol of the Universe. The mausoleum is considered to be the masterpiece of the medieval architecture.

Directions: In the Samanipark, to the west of the old city. It will take about 25 minutes to walk from the Lyab-i-Hauz.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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