Gur-Emir Mausoleum

Gur-Emir Mausoleum – one of the main sightseeings of Samarkand. This majestic building was constructed in 1404 in honor of Central Asian ruler of Amir Temur (Tamerlane). The mausoleum conceals in itself gravestones, one of them being the gravestone of Tamerlane. It was made of world’s biggest piece of nephritis. The real sarcophagi are located on the basement of the building. This place is surrounded with many legends, according one of which, those who disturb the rest of the conqueror, will undergo suffering and death. The imprecation is carved on the gravestone. Mystical place of Gur-Emir is a unique historical monument of Central Asian architecture.