The historic town of Samarkand is a crossroad and melting pot of the world's cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg's Observatory.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

5 sites in this World Heritage

  • Afrosiab Archaeological Area
  • Medieval Timurid and European Cities
  • Ulugh Bek's Observatory
  • The Ensembles of Abdi-Darun and Ishrat-khona
  • Namazgoh Mosque

Afrosiab Archaeological Area

Medieval Timurid and European Cities

Ulugh Bek's Observatory

The Ensembles of Abdi-Darun and Ishrat-khona

Namazgoh Mosque

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DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Uzbekistan 
Category
Cultural
Name
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2001
Keyword
Registered in 2001