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Gur Emir Mausoleum. External appearance
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Gur Emir Mausoleum. External appearance.


Outwardly the Mausoleum itself is a one-cupola building. It is famous for its simplicity of construction and for its solemn monumentality of appearance. It is an octahedral building crowned by an azure fluted dome. The exterior decoration of the walls consists of the blue, light-blue and white tiles organized into geometrical and epigraphic ornaments against a background of terracotta bricks. The dome (diameter - 15 m, height - 12.5 m ) is of a bright blue color with deep rosettes and white spots. Heavy ribbed fluting gives an amazing expressiveness to the cupola.

Sources

 1. Gur Emir Mausoleum in Samarkand

 2. Мавзолей Гур-Эмир. Рухабад. Аксарай. История, архитектура, фотографии.

See also

 - The museum of formation of Samarkand on Afrosiab
 - Ensemble of Registan
 - Gur-Emir Mausoleum
 - Shakh-i-Zinda Ensemble
 - Bibi-Khonym Mosque
 - Khazrat-Khizr Mosque
 - The Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor (Prophet Daniel)
 - The observatory and memorial museum of Ulugbek
 - Khodja Zuemurod Mosque
 - The Mausoleum of Bibi-Khonym
 - Kok Mosque
 - Chorsu ancient trading dome
 - The Mausoleum of Abu Mansur Matridiy
 - Rukhobod Mausoleum
 - Aksaray Mausoleum
 - Khodja-Nisbatdor Mosque
 - The Mausoleum of Khodja Abdu Darun
 - Ishrat-Khana (Ishrathona)
 - Namazgokh Mosque
 - Ruins of Kok Saray, former Palace Of Timur.

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