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Samarkand is inside everyone imaginary to be distant, exotic and full of poetic mystery.
This city already held a important place in the region and is in fact one of the oldest Central Asia settlements coming as far as the 5th century BC. Alexander the Great arrived in 329BC and said that the city Marakanda?s was even better then he actually thought. Samarkand became capital of Timur Empire in 1370 was during 37 years a huge and important economic and cultural centre. All its present day historical monuments are by the hand of himself Timur, his grandson Ulugbek and the Uzbek Shaybanids.

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