Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Historic Centre of Bukhara, Uzbekistan.


Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. Once the Karakhanid ruler of Bukhara Arslan-khan, decided to build a new minaret. It was erected in 1127 AD and was named “Minorai Kalon” - “The Great Minaret”. This impressive tower, 47 meters high (170 feet) with a diameter at the bottom of 9 meters (40 feet) is cylindrical structure of baked bricks. Travelers approaching the city on their “ships of desert” - camels, fastened their eyes on the minaret as if it were a lighthouse shining in the darknes.
Thank you Shukhrat for the card with majestic tower and nice stamp.
Date of Inscription: 1993
Minor boundary modification inscribed year: 2016
Ref: 602bis
2017 Stamp- Fruits of Uzbekistan

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