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Samarkand: The Crown Jewel of the Ancient Silk Road


A Living Museum

Amidst the bleached backdrop of sand and clay, ceruleantiled domes pierce the skyline, unexpected amid the barren landscape.

“The first time I saw those domes I was utterly surprised,” Lynn Schulte says. “I had absolutely no frame of reference for what I was seeing. Who would have expected the color of the Caribbean Sea to be rising out of the desert?”

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Topics: Uzbekistan

5 Wonders of Ancient Samarkand


History Abounds Along The Silk Road

Amidst a bleached backdrop of sand, cerulean-tiled domes punctuate the landscape. This Caribbean blue oasis rising out of the dessert is Samarkand. As the cradle of the world’s ancient Silk Road, it conjures up images of knife-yielding dervishes and the boisterous caravans that once snaked their way across the desert.

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Topics: Uzbekistan