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Historic Centre of Bukhara
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 10th-century
Date of Inscription: 1993
Location: Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara region
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Description: The 2,000 year old Bukhara sits on the Silk Route. It is Central Asia’s most complete example of a medieval city; it still holds an urban fabric that has remained practically undamaged. Monuments of exceptional interest comprise the renowned Ismail Samani tomb, a masterwork of 10th-century Muslim architecture, and a vast amount of 17th-century madrasas. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Bukhara (formerly Bokhara) (Uzbek: Buxoro, Бухоро; Tajik: Бухоро; Persian: بُخارا, Boxârâ; Russian: Бухара), from the Soghdian βuxārak ("lucky place"), is the fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and capital of the Bukhara Province (viloyat). It has a population of 237,900 (1999 census estimate). Bukhara (along with Samarkand) is one of the two major centres of Uzbekistan's Tajik minority. The city was also known as Bokhara in 19th century English and Buhe/Puhe(捕喝) in Tang Chinese. Bukhara was also home to the Bukharian Jews, whose ancestors settled in the city during Roman times. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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