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Gur Emir Mausoleum. The ornate carved headstones.


The ornate carved headstones in the inner room of the mausoleum merely indicate the location of the actual tombs in a crypt directly underneath the main chamber.

Under Ulugh Beg's government a solid block of dark green jade was placed over the grave of Tamerlane. Formerly this stone had been used at a place of worship in the Chinese emperor's palace, then as the throne of Duwa (a descendant of Genghis Khan) in Chagatay Khanate. Next to Tamerlane's grave lie the marble tombstones of his sons Miran Shah and Shah Rukh and also of grandsons - Muhammad Sultan and Ulugh Beg. Tamerlane's spiritual teacher Mir Said Baraka, also rests here.

The way to the actual burial place, under the main chamber, passes not via the doorway-ivan, but is vented on one side of the gallery.

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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