Shahrisabz means “green city” in Persian. It is located approximately 80 km south of Samarkand. Once a major city of Central Asia, it is primarily known today as the birthplace of Temur the Great.
Several remaining impressive monuments from the Temurids’ Dynasty have been included in to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Historical and architectural monuments of Shahrisabz
Gumbazi Sayyidan Mausoleum was built in 1437 by the order of Mirzo Ulugbek – grandson of Temur. The tomb along with other buildings is a single and unique memorial-architectural complex of the Dar ut-Tilovat. The interior of the mausoleum is decorated with floral ornaments.
Gumbazi Sayyidan Mausoleum was built for family members of Termez branch of Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet).
Kusam-ata Mausoleum is located 15 km to north-west of Karshi city, in the village Pudina and is considered as one of the centers of Sufiy Yassaviya order on that territory. Due to the legend, Kusam-ata was one of the spiritual teachers of Bakhauddin Naqshbandi.
The ensemble consists of several buildings – the mosque, mausoleum, rooms for pilgrims (ziyarat-khana), three gates and the tomb. The central place of the construction is the mausoleum of Kusam-ata which was rebuilt several times. Epigraphic monuments of the complex are funeral inscriptions and separate fragments of architectural inscriptions.