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In a former Soviet Republic, authorities were hastily making last minute preparations for a visiting international delegation. Frenetic telephone calls were made and received. Bulldozers were in high...

Destinations: Samarkand | Uzbekistan
Topics: Ancient History | Architecture
A tourist poses in front of Ragestan palace, in the ancient Uzbek city of Samarkand. This large city of Islamic art was founded in V century B.C.

Jewel of Islamic art, Samarkand waits in splendid isolation

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In Samarkand's ancient central square, Uzbek craftsmen sit in front of their shops under a blazing sun waiting for visitors who never come. Hotels open their huge dining halls to a handful of...

Destinations: Samarkand | Uzbekistan
Topics: Art
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