Guri Amir

Samarkand , Samarqand Region , Uzbekistan

About Guri Amir

Guri Amir, in the former Silk Road city of Samarkand in modern Uzbekistan, is the mausoleum of the Mongol leader Timur (1369-1405), also known as Tamerlane. Timur was responsible for building many of Samarkand’s most impressive sites, including the Registan trio of madrassahs.

A blue-domed, building encrusted with Samarkand’s trademark clay tiles, Guri Amir is the final resting place not only of this famous leader, but of his two sons and his two grandsons.

In 2001, Samarkand was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Related Places

Registan of Samarkand

Registan was the medieval centre of the city of Samarkand.


The Bibi-Khanym Mosque

The Bibi-Khanym Mosque was built by a great Mongol leader for his wife.



Shah-i-Zinda is a holy complex in Samarkand in Uzbekistan.


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