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  • Day10

    Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Middle Group

    April 22, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After taking hundreds of pictures outside and inside these magnificent tombs, we proceed towards the most ancient part of the necropolis, which contains the Kusam-ibn-Abbas mausoleum and mosque. As the name suggests, it's here that the remains of the famous cousin of the prophet Muhammed are preserved. The two buildings are connected and, after walking past the mosque, we reach the prayer room of the mausoleum. It's a circular room with benches all around the walls occupied by tourists and pilgrims. A Muslim priest is non-stop singing a litany only interrupted by a short prayer time together with the worshippers in the room. Said explains that the priest will continue singing without interruptions until a substitute takes his place to give him some rest.

    After one of these praying breaks, I go explore the room. Opposite the entrance, a grid separates it from a smaller room containing a grave: it's the resting place of Kusam-ibn-Abbas. This explains the presence of so many worshippers and the non-stop litany.
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  • Day10

    Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Kusam-ibn-Abbas

    April 22, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After leaving the Kusam-ibn-Abbas mausoleum, we walk down the main street with the monumental buildings until we reach a platform from which we enjoy a magnificent view over Samarkand.

    I don't know if it's because I had no expectations, but this place is by far the biggest surprise I had so far in Uzbekistan. Said - visibly satisfied at my appreciation - comments: "That's why I left it as last" 😏Read more

  • Day5


    May 17, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Für Viele ist Samarkand die Perle des Ostens. Bei mir fangen alle Märchen in Samarkand an. Die alten Mauern sind herrlich restauriert und wunderschön. Wir bezahlen gerne de 11fachen Eintrittspreis für die Sehenswürdigkeiten und Museen. Auch das Wetter meint es gut mit uns. So waren wir den ganzen Vormittag im Registan 15.-17. Jh. Überall werden Souvenirs angeboten, Niemand ist beleidigt, wenn nichts gekauft wird. Die Leute sind nicht aufdringlich. Nach den leckeren Schaschliks sind wir zum Ulugbek-Museeum, zum großen Sixtanten gefahren. Anschließend haben wir dem ersten Präsidenten die Ehre erwiesen. Dann haben wir an ei er Fotosession in einer Moshe teilgenommen und den Markt besucht.Read more

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