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Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Samarkand: Photo 29

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A zoomed shot of Bibi Khanum, taken from the same minaret.  The Spanish ambassador Clavijo visited in 1404 and saw a walled and moated city, with six streets radiating from the Registan to gates beyond which lay estates with palaces and fountains.  He also saw the destruction and rebuilding, on Tamerlane's orders, of a bazaar near the Bibi Khanum mosque

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