4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Shah-i Zinda Complex in Samarqand (1360-1434). Named Shah-i Zinda (the Living King) after a cousin of the Prophet who reportedly disappeared in Samarqand, this funerary alley, dotted with exquisite domes built over 70 years for members of Timur’s family, present the pinnacle of all the tile techniques known to the Timurids.

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