Gur-e Amir (Guri Amir, گورِ امیر) Mausoleum, Samarkand (Samarqand, Самарқанд, سمرقند), Uzbekistan (O‘zbekiston, Ўзбекистон) by Loïc BROHARD, via Flickr

Gur-e Amir (Guri Amir, گورِ امیر) Mausoleum, Samarkand (Samarqand, Самарқанд…

PATTERN in Islamic Art - Gur Amir Mausoleum in Samarkand. The name means "Tomb of the King", and this is the mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane and his descendents. Work began on Gur-e Amir early in the fourteenth century.

Image TRA 0105 featuring exterior dome from the Gur Amir Mausoleum, in Samarkand, Transoxiana, showing Geometric Pattern and Calligraphy using ceramic tiles, mosaic or pottery.

An alternative view of the interior of the dome and ceiling of Gur-e-Amir.

An alternative view of the interior of the dome and ceiling of Gur-e-Amir.

Ceiling of the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Uzbekistan

Ceiling of the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Uzbekistan

Ceiling of the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Uzbekistan

Ceiling of the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Uzbekistan

Gur-e Amir Mausoleum

Gur-e Amir Mausoleum

Gur-e Amir, Samarkand.

The Registan, Heart of the Ancient City of Samarkand.

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