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.
This postcard represents the Shah-i-Zinda, a necropolis in the north-eastern part of the city. Its name means "The Living King" and it includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th and 19th centuries.
This is not only a great addition to my Unesco collection, but altogether my 1st written & stamped postcard from Uzbekistan..! Thanks so much Brigitte :))