Brian Williams Research Website
US Army Base in AFG
Hollywood Afghan Film
Crimea and the Ukraine
Jordan / Israel / Egypt
Kosovo / Macedonia
Musicians Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Bukhara 'the Noble' seat of a Central Asian Khanate and one of the ancient cities of the fabled Silk Road.
The Ismail Samani Mausoleum complex, built 950 AD. Bukhara
The holiest spot in Muslim Central Asia. The tomb-shrine of Bahuddin Naqshbandi. Bukhara
The entrance to the Ark (Fortress) complex (19th century, prior to Russian conquest). Bukhara
The Char Minar Madrassa (Islamic School of Learning). Bukhara
The Ulugh Beg Madrassa. Bukhara
The Abdul Aziz Madrassa. Bukhara
View of Bukhara from the Ark Fortress
The Kalan Minaret. Chingis Khan the Mongol conqueror of the 13th century was impressed by this monument
Uzbek currency known as a 'som'
The Chasma Ayub (Well of Job), holy shrine built in the 1100s AD. Bukhara
The Nadir Divan Begi Madrassa. Spectacular tiling from the 1600s. Bukhara
The Registan Square in Samarkand 'the Golden', capital of Tamerlane the Conqueror in the 1300s.
The Registan complex, center of Tamerlane's Eurasian empire
Closeup of the beautiful tile-work covering the Sher Dor Madrassa
Interior, study halls inside the Sher Dor Madrassa
Uzbek 'som' worth aprox. $ 1.30.
The massive Bibi Hanum mausoleum built by Tamerlane for his wife. Samarkand
The Shah-i Zinda mausoleum complex on hills overlooking Samarkand
Closeup of the Shah-i Zinda featuring swastika tile motives
The Gur-i Emir (Tomb of the Commander) built to house Tamerlane's body 14th century. Samarkand
Uzbek worshippers in Samarkand, 19th century
Gate into the desert oasis city of Khiva. Site of the slave raiding Khanate-state of Khiva.
Overview of Khiva from city walls (Khan's throne room and court on bottom left)
Madrassa in Khiva
Entrance into Khan's court. For centuries Khiva was a Medival time-warp
View into the Khan's court
Exit from the Khan's court
Depiction of the Khan of Khiva counting the decapitated heads of Russians
Fortune reader, Khiva
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