My 4th Article in El Legado Andalusí: Samarkand, at the heart of the Silk Road

Today a new article of mine was published, this time about Samarkand, a city that I visited during my Silk Road Trip back in 2006.

Tamerlane made Samarkand his capital in 1371, brought architects and artisans from all over the world, and reportedly used ninety elephants from India to build glory. His descendents founded the splendid madrasas at the Registan Complex and turned Samarkand into a learning centre. Strolling through the city is like flying in a blue dream…a dream of fluted, tiled domes, monumental portals, impressive facades and medieval bazaars where every craft under the sun is on show.

You can read the entire magazine (including my article) in Spanish at: http://www.legadoandalusi.es/images/stories/revista/rev40/REV40.pdf

You can read the Arabic translation for parts of the article at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pen_Temple_Pilots/message/22811
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pen_Temple_Pilots/message/22824

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