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  Guri Amir Mausoleum-Samarkand
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Guri Amir mean in Tajik, the Tomb of the Emir.
This is the mausoleum of Timur, his 2 sons and his 2 grandsons, inclukding the well known Ulughbek.
This fine monument with its blue azure tiles was built by Timur order back in 1404 for some of his sons and future grandsons. Timur had order to build his simple crypty in Shakhrisabz, but stories tell that he got some kind of flue while traveling to China and before he even got to Shakhrisabz he died and was burried here instead.

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  • Written Oct 30, 2004
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