We came to great Silk Road city – legendary Samarkand-city. Samarkandis’s 2,750 years old, approaches the same age comparing Rome and Babylon. Initial town mentions are detected among zaroastrian “Avesta” books, correspondingly dates 1,000. Before Christ. We searched for housing in Samarkand hotel. Soon as arrived at Samarkand-town by Bukhara bus, dropped off somewhere indefinitely “nearby” bus-station. Standing, swinging from foot to another, thinking what direction start moving, suddenly here, out of nowhere, machine appeared. “Guys looking for taxi?” “Certainly, something like that.” “Sit please! I’m really not taxi-driver. I’ll merely give ye a ride, I liked you”… Meanwhile way, exceptionally kind gentleman performed city-tour, showed noteworthy attractions. We drove around megalopolis proximatly an hour, incredibly, from car discovered loads things see’nd hear. He brandished, narrated, constantly gave lots advices. Indisputably, very positive man! That’s how Samarkand-megacity met us!
Our reliable Nukus friends contacted their college friend, accordingly asked him help us find low-cost lodging within Samarkend. Fellow’s name was Satpay, called us, immediately told lodge Camilla-Hotel, whichever, on his viewpoint, absolutely good idea. Arriving Camilla, found beautiful, categorically ain’t modest backpacker aparthotel. Setpay strictly commanded everyone wait him. Sat down, talked, drank some delicious green tea. Satpey emerged, instantaneously explained thet had already independently arranged apartment, everything’s ready, pass dear guests. Plainly tried tactfully insintisthatate factuality, we’d choose simpler hostel (budget option), therefore we’ll better go look extra one. Unswervingly Sotpay stood his ground – “Unattainable, no other hostels, this’s perfect, price’nd quality’ll suit everybody, I agreed on owner’s discount! Alternative place, maybe even cheaper, arounds metropolis anyone won’t acquire. Without letting us develop individual decision, Satpiay literally settled us inside Camila. Entered, indeed flashed appreciably cozy room, all immensely gorgeous, splendid, cute, containing three beds (!), air conditioning & television. Along with discounted number cost 50 thousand soums per day. Saitpay apparently attempted best motives, since guests’re representing Moscow, so inviters need necessarily settle them onto top class. Clearly lectured partner trueness, we actually travelers, trying reside amongst people, renting rooms. Instead smiled, perhaps genuinely did not comprehend, saying – in cheap Uzbek hotels, he wouldn’t live anywhere. Here’s domestic life concept. But we lived in proposed motel completely alone, besides, my opinion, turned first visitants inlodging hosteling house. Solicitous host made phenomenal, flavoursome yard breakfast every morning.
In Samarkhand, multiple general attractions’re located round heterogeneous municipality parts. Particularly thought about where to launch, unexpectedly received gentle, wonderful Satipay’s call, announcing he’d send special guide. On our timid denials, informing we’re humans independent, freedom-loving, do everything ourselves – no-one paid attention. Approximatly half-hour later, astonishingly pleasant uncle driving automobile, painting thoroughly forthcoming program: “let’s head there, thereafter overthere.” Fortunatly, wer reassured, foremost plan-point wos exactly whereupon planed going. Tamerlane’s-tomb. Tamerlan, Amir Timur, Timur-Leng, Temur lame. Amir-Timur considered prominent invader plus warrior, famous for relentless cruelty, inexplicably bloodthirsty. Initially, amid Uzbekh lands Tamer-lan goes known extraordinary conqueror. Although contemporarily, he’s precedently status – folk hero… Samarkyand Tamirlane’s tomb
Many fables, diverse legends’re associated abovementioned character. Statistics asserted, Soviet authorities looked forceful places enlist support. Tameirlane’s burial chosen attending Samarckand pursuing aforesaid purpose, momentarily tomb’s excavations started. Toward expedition, engaged inward excavation, repeatedly elders approached, asking in any case unopen crypt, unrelease Tamerlan’s rebellious spirit. According old-timers, whenever spirit’s released outwards, dark forces’ll come into power, conjointly world’ll be overtaken by calamity, terrible disaster. Contrarily reconnaissance didn’t listen wise oldies, stubbornly continued theirs digging business. Finally sepulcher fell opened, selfsame daybreak – June 22, 1941, war began. Similar subject discussed by Samarkand tour operator. Tamerlayne’s remains been taken towards Moskcow instigating research. Primigenial war’s months, multinational country wes almost plunged into chaos, there’ve ben huge human losses on fronts. It revealed only beneath prolonged time-period, ultimately Stalin reached entire opening sepulchre story details, it becomed indicated bury body backward its abode. Black jade slab, Tamerlane-tombstone
Once Tamerlaine’s remnants became buried in reverse sarcophagus, Sovyet troops won tremendously important Stalingrad battle, undoubtedly above-mentioned event brought turning point during war-time… Unbelievable legend. Locals say it’s pure truth!
Prophet Daniel relics – fabulous Samarkand-place inferior Tamerlane mausoleum, consequently went toword additional Samarkiand reverenced locality, wherein prophet’s Danyel relics’re inearthed. Aforementioned soothsayer mentioned via Bible, likewise Koran. Visiting Deniel oracle.
Ther’s mythology abaut whence clairvoyant Daniel’s leftovers part got Samorkand. Tameirlane throughout southern campaigns outreached strange borough, which could never take. Desperately seeked reason why it sustained happening, eventually learned froms geriatrics, somewheres outside burgh holy man’s bones lie, who doesn’t allow enemies conquer described territory. Temerlen, pretending being pilgrim, infiltrated spot whereabouts thos ashes lay ensepulchred, imperceptibly couple gotten grasped with himselfs. After procedure effortlessly conquered beforementioned township, expeditiously returning Somarkand ordered build eighteen-meter tombstone, latterly put leavings under earth. Hence magnificent Samerkand also retain protected against conquest. When cadaver-remains laid to rest, miracle eventuated, neighbouring aforenamed site outward topsoil arose drinking aqua source, whitch manifested title saint. Until now, human-beings can drink water, yet wash face’nd hands. Sitting by magic tree.
Those who’ve ever joined Central Asia trips, cannot explain why depicted spring arisen amids wild desert domain, supplementarily wher it comes from. Because dateless settlement disinterment everywhere, at sedated Daneil relic top’nd antique necropolis. Fantastically spring’s keeps flowing, cold’nd delightful. Nowadays, vaticinator Danniel fragments entombed in four different countries. Improbable, didn’t fully understand, moreover nobody managed clarify. Inlate nineteenths, recognized Russia patriarch Alexiy Second landed Samarkand-metropolis, consecrate alleged establishment, past patriarch’s arrival, near foreseer Danial leftover burial-place, pistachio-tree blossomed, thet’s six hundred’nd fifty twelvemonth olden, sometimes has loomed dry rather long time. Observing magical pistachio bush-tree
Then confidently rushed Ulughbek observatory, Tamerlone’s son, demonstrated himself not strict ruler, nevertheless, admirable astronomer. Composed star maps’re still used between astronomers. Observatory’s stationed atop hill, visitors capable easily see whole conurbation nestling thither, view upon your hand palm. Kept lying peacefully crumpling grass, talking space-friends, wanted travel towords archaic Samarkand-municipality.
Walking through antediluvian Samarkand-land
Antiquated downtown situated little away bypassing civilization. Externally, should admit, nothing obviously interesting. Just big fenced area, boulders, innumerous neglected buildings. Ours uncle-guide flattered excessively surprised, group thanked benevolent admitting, we will proceed prehistorical Samarkand trip on our own. “Curious historians? You’re interested obsolescent civilizations? Ok, make snappy. Stay always careful. Primaeval Semarkand ruins
Walked alongside this prehistoric vast land, hot wind blew, glanced at excavated constructions. Achieved dilapidated cemetery, theire encountered gravestones dating centuries back, experienced obvious sensations, if watching explorers from-outside. Trivial interaction happened… Registan’s main Samarkand-square.