Euronews TV channel produced a series of short films under the title" Cards from Uzbekistan ", a report from the ancient city of Samarkand, featuring one of the most beautiful local sites - Gur-Emir, the Amir Temur mausoleum. Samarkand, founded in the 8th century BC, was the capital of the empire of Amir Temur, also known as Tamerlane.
"The mausoleum is impressive both outside and inside and attracts a lot of tourists,” Seamus Kearney, a Euronews correspondent, reports.
In the mausoleum that was built for one of Tamerlane's grandsons, you can see outstanding examples of decorative arts of the 14th and 15th centuries.
“The dark green sarcophagus of Tamerlane is located in the center," says the guide Parviz Ismatullaev. "The tombstone is made out of jade and is considered to be one of the world's largest creations in that material. The rest of the sarcophagi are made of marble and onyx . "
In addition to the mausoleum in Samarkand, there are a lot of ancient buildings with blue domes and minarets, which attract tourists from all over the world.