Thursday, May 14, 2009

Buchara, Uzbekistan

Kalon masjidi. XV asr.

the sender writes that this is:

Buchara, Kalyan Mosque in Uzbekistan

postmarked in 2009 with a great Olympics stamp from O'zbekiston (Uzbekistan)


Bukhara is the capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan. The nation's fifth-largest city, it has a population of 237,900 (1999 census estimate).

The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the city itself has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion.

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