The city of the Dead in Samarkand is a place of opulent tombs, decorated in splendid tiles. The dead were better housed than many of the living. Once Chingis (Gengis) Khan's capital, filled with remarkable buildings and straddling an important place in time and geography on the Silk Routes. Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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