Shot at Shah-i-Zinda, a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Shah-i-Zinda means 'Living King'. Many tombs were built in this site and the architecture in this photo belonged to one of them. The path where I walked was lined with the tombs on both sides.
According to the legend, when Kusam ibn Abbas who was a cousin of Muhammad came to this city to missionize, he was assassinated here. While he was cut his head, he held his head in his arms and hid himself into the paradise garden in the deep well. And it is believed he was still alive. The story was downright spooky. In spite of the eeriness, the decorations were beautiful.
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September 29, 2005
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