Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Samarkand in the Age of Tamerlane

Samarkand in the Age of Tamerlane (Timur Lang)
by Dr. Renata Holod

Old Samarkand- Afrasiyab was completely destroyed by the Mongol invasion of 1220. The centuries-old site stood abandoned. The new Timurid Samarkand arose in the surrounding gardens to become a model for early modern cities of western Asia.

Another lecture from the "Great Adventures along the Silk Road" series from the Penn Museum.
This lecture was held on March 2, 2011

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