Shahr-i-Zindah, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

This collection of mausoleums, which slopes up a hillside to a more ordinary graveyard, is the most sacred site in the city of Samarkand. Known as the Tomb of the Living King, the site has grown up around a single tomb - that of Qusam ibn Abbas, the man said to have brought Islam to Uzbekistan.

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