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  Malika Samarkand Hotel – Member of Malika Hotels in Samarkand
Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zarafshan.
The history of Samarkand is about 2,500 years old and has witnessed a lot of upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great, the Arabic Conquest, Genghis-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane's.
Hence, the culture of Samarkand was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures.
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  Facts about Samarkand
Samarkand is considered to be one of the ancient cities of the world.
In 1925, Samarkand was proclaimed the capital of the Uzbek SSR.
However, the city of Samarkand is unrivalled in the richness and diversity of its architectural and historical heritage in the whole of Central Asia.
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 Samarkand - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Samarkand is the seat of the Uzbekistan state university and of medical, agricultural, and teachers' institutes and the site of a regional museum.
Samarkand continued to prosper under the Samanid dynasty of Khorasan (874-999) and under the subsequent rule of the Seljuks and of the shahs of Khwarazm.
Samarkand eventually became part of the emirate of Bukhara (see Bukhara, emirate of) and fell to Russian troops in 1868, when the emirate passed under Russian suzerainty.
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 The Province of Samarkand
The Province of Samarkand is situated in centre of Uzbekistan in the basin of the Zarafshan River.
The administrative center of the Province is the city of Samarkand with a population of 368 000.
Samarkand is the 2nd largest center for economy, science and culture in the country, after Tashkent.
www.umid.uz /Main/Uzbekistan/Regions/Samarkand/samarkand.html   (355 words)

 The Samarkand
Samarkand meant "the land of heart's desire" in the archaic Persian tongue.
The Samarkand gave its name to an area bounded on the east by Oak Park, on the north by Hollister Avenue (now-De la Vina Street), on the west by a ranch boundary fence centered on modem Las Positas road, and on the south by the old Coast Highway and the railroad.
The Samarkand District Improvement Association, one of the most active in the city, reports that as of 1974, the last available census, there were 630 dwelling units on 184 acres of land (not counting the Samarkand residents) for a population density of less than 11 persons per acre, one of the lowest in Southern California
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 Samarkand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Among other things, Samarkand was the first place where the Arabs experimented with making paper, a skill they learnt from the Chinese after defeating them at the Battle of Talas (751).
During this time, Samarkand was no mean city: it has been estimated that its population in the tenth century was over half a million.
The next major event in the life of Samarkand occurred in 1221: the armies of Chingiz Khan captured the city from Shah Sultan Muhammad, the Turkic ruler of the Khwarezmian empire, who had made it his capital.
umid.uz /Main/Uzbekistan/History/Samarkand/samarkand.html   (560 words)

 Samarkand with Anor Samarkand Travel
F or Samarkand we recommend you at least two days, what doesn't mean that here is'nt to discover that a month is not enough.
Hence, the culture of Samarkand was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures. Majestic and beautiful city Samarkand has a marvelous and attractive power.
On the southeast slope of Afrosiab one of the famous ancient architectural ensembles of Samarkand is situated - the burial vault Shahi Zinda.
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 Samarkand - Capital of Tamerlane - General information, History and Photos
Samarkand is The Mirror of the World, the Garden of the Soul, the Jewel of Islam, the Pearl of the East, the Centre of the Universe.
Until the 16th century, Samarkand was always the first city of Transoxiana in population, commerce and culture, for fertile earth rewards the farmer and trade routes west to Persia, east to China and south to India met here to form a major Silk Road crossroads and emporium.
Samarkand (Marakanda to the Greeks), one of Central Asia's oldest settlements, was probably founded in the 5th century BC.
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 Samarkand travel guide - Wikitravel
Samarkand, also Samarqand, is perhaps the most famous city of modern Uzbekistan.
As his capital Timur put Samarkand on the world map and much of the architecture visible today was built by him or his descendants.
Khazrat-Khizr: This mosque is one of the ancient edifices of Samarkand was destroyed by Genghis Khan's hordes.
wikitravel.org /en/Samarkand   (648 words)

 History of Samarkand
With new archeological finds scientists concluded that Samarkand occurred much earlier than Greek-Macedonian winnings and already during the epoch of the state development of ahemenids (6-4 BC) was quite developed city.
That is why the “age” of Samarkand amounted to round chronological data of 2500 years starting from the day of its birth on the forest hill of Afrosiab, though it is greatly older.
Samarkand and bordered to it areas devolved to the ownership of Ulugbek, Timur’s grandson.
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 The 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Connecting Culture, Creating Trust
Samarkand, located in present-day Uzbekistan, is perhaps the oldest extant city in Central Asia.
Its active commerce meant that it was desired by many powers, and over the centuries the region fell under the domination of Mongols from the northeast, Turks from the west, and Persians and Arabs from the southwest.
The fat-tailed dumba (a sheep-like animal with a huge tail) of the Kyrghyz steppe, which the Chinese knew as almost a mythic animal, spread to Iran, where it was the source of astrakhan fur.
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 Samarkand Sulci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samarkand Sulci is a region of grooved terrain on the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
The northern portion of Samarkand Sulci was found to consist of linear fractures, suggesting that rather than a compressional fold belt, the northern part of Samarkand Sulci may in fact be an extensional rift.
Samarkand Sulci is named after the country ruled over by Shah Zaman, brother of Shahryar, in Arabian Nights.
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 Samarkand- The Gem of The East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon- more than 25 centuries old.
The turquoise domes of Samarkand is among the world’s most evocative architectural symbols.
Samarkand’s importance to the history and culture mankind is now being recognized by UN, UNESCO and WTO, which are helping to promote tourism to the region.
www.tashkent.org /uzland/samarkand.html   (414 words)

 Samarkand Travel Guides Samarkand History Samarkand information
In 1924 Samarkand was declared to be the capital of Uzbek SSR, but 6 years later the capital was moved to Tashkent.
Samarkand's culture was developed and mixed with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and partly western and Eastern cultures.
The medieval Samarkand is beautifully surrounded by mountains from all sides.
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 Samarkand & Arabian Nights
Samarkand is a place of magnificent beauty and splendor.
The culture of Samarkand is symbolized through the stories that are told, leaving each character to possess certain qualities that are important to the culture.
Samarkand is a place of great beauty, which is shown through the magnificent architecture of the Registan building.
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 GORP - Phoenix Cities of Central Asia - Architecture of Samarkand, I
Tucked away among back streets behind the Hotel Samarkand, the Gur Emir (Tomb of the Ruler) is Timur's tomb, where the former ruler of half the world lies beneath a huge ribbed dome 112 feet high.
The dome, each rib of which is covered with a pattern of diamonds in blue and yellow majolica tiles, is set on a slightly smaller cylindrical drum, decorated with tiles and colored bricks, which is in turn set on a larger octagonal base that holds the main room of the mausoleum.
His attention to the matter is undoubtedly responsible for the proliferation in Samarkand of statues of Ulugh Beg, all wearing the same lugubrious expression.
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 Timurid Architecture in Samarkand
Clavijo was present in Samarkand for the victory celebrations after the defeat of the Ottomans, as the conqueror prepared for what was to be his greatest exploit yet, the conquest of China.
There are three major structures still standing in Samarkand which Timur himself was responsible for building: the Gur-i Amir, the Bibi Khanum mosque, and the Shah-i Zinda mausoleum complex (although this had been originally begun in pre-Timurid times, Timur was responsible for most of its present form).
The decoration of the madrasah, as elsewhere in Samarkand, emphasizes the color blue, with light and dark blue tiles in hazarbaf technique forming various designs, including the calligraphic representation of sacred names within geometric outlines on the facade, the exterior walls, and the secondary entrances.
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 Samarkand, Assalom Aleikum!. Tourist Information - VIRTOURIST.COM SAMARKAND
Samarkand is one of the world's oldest cities, located in the very center of Uzbekistan in the valley of the Zeravshan River.
Thousands of caravans with silk passed Samarkand on their way to the countries of Europe.
Ancient manuscripts refer to Samarkand as the center of science and culture.
www.virtourist.com /asia/samarkand/index.html   (125 words)

 Samarkand City
Samarkand achieved an unprecedentedgrowth when it became the capital of the state ruled by Tamerlane and later ruled by his grandson Ulugbek late in the 14th-15th centuries.
By that time the city was finally shifted to the south-west from the Afrasiab hills, and occupied the territory from the today's marketplace to the M.Gorky Boulevard, where there's a multi-storey Samarkand Hotel.
But Samarkand was famous not only for its architecture and crafts.
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 Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures - UNESCO World Heritage Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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.
Criterion i : The architecture and townscape of Samarkand, situated at the crossroads of ancient cultures, are masterpieces of Islamic cultural creativity.
whc.unesco.org /en/list/603   (690 words)

 International Travel Resources - Hotel Malika Samarkand
The Registan ceremonial plaza, the center of the medieval Samarkand, is the outstanding example of town-planning skills of the Central Asian architects of the 15-17centuries.
Here were Timur, the ruler of Samarkand, and his grandson Ulugbek, an outstanding scientist and astronomer, buried.
Ruins of Ulugbek’s observatory, with parts of the giant sextant, used to observe the stars, were discovered outside of Samarkand at the beginning of the 20th century.
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 Samarkand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samarkand (Uzbek: Samarqand, Самарқанд, Tajik: Самарқанд, Russian: Самарканд, Persian and Arabic: سمرقند) (population 412,300 in 2005) is the third-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of Samarqand Province.
Samarkand (Greek: Marakanda), a name of unclear etymology (kand means town in Sogdian, the native local language in pre-islamic times, but various hypothesis have been put forward for samar) is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, prospering from its location on the (Silk Road) trade route between China and Europe.
Timur's senior wife, a powerful old woman called Saray-mulk-Khanum, in honour of whom the mosque was named, does not call to mind the beautiful heroine of charming fairy tale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samarkand   (1917 words)

 A Taste Of Afghanistan - Gourmet - Business Traveller India
One such foodie destination is the Samarkand, a theme based north-west frontier restaurant.
Launched by the BJN group of hotels of the Museum Inn fame, the restaurant, a first of its kind in the city, has sought to recreate the rustic ambience of Samarkand, a place known for legendary personalities, culture and lavish delicacies.
Prakash B Nichani, managing director, Museum Inn and the brain behind Samarkand, said, "The crowd in Bangalore is always open to change and very experimental, when it comes to trying out new cuisines.
www.businesstravellerindia.com /200301/gourmet1.shtml   (417 words)

 Samarkand Review
Once upon a time, perhaps Samarkand would have elicited some enthusiasm from me. It’s attractive, the rules aren’t complex, and it the systems appear to work as intended.
The big disappointment with Samarkand is that it’s a trading game which involves no trading whatsoever with other players.
Samarkand would seem to appeal more to a family crowd, assuming you can get them to sit still long enough to process the somewhat clunky movement rules and the special cases for trading cards with the nomads.
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 Samarkand in 1999
Since this year I went to Samarkand equipped with a wider angle lens than before, several of the photos give a much better sense of the interiors of certain historic buildings than do the shots already posted.
The new statue of Tamerlane as wise ruler, situated to the west of the Gur-i Amir near the Hotel Samarkand.
This model, located in the exhibits of the Museum of the History of Samarkand just across the street from the Registan, gives an idea of the mosque's original appearance.
faculty.washington.edu /dwaugh/CA/cities/samarkand/sam-99.html   (517 words)

 Food for Thought: Contending for States with Samarkand, by Judah Alt - a Magic: the Gathering Standard / Type II article
The original Samarkand is in the Ukraine, and traditionally the name means way station, or a stopping point before the final destination.
Forbidden Orchard is this waypoint and as a land, is immune to Cranial Extraction.
Samarkand does not play with either Sakura-Tribe Elder or Solemn Simulacrum to increase land count, so a Rude Awakening kill isn't likely.
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