Gur-e Amir means "Tomb of the King" in Persian, and this complex houses the remains of Central Asia's greatest conqueror, Timurlane. Also housed here are the remains of his sons, Shah Rukh and Miran Shah, along with grandsons Ulugh Beg and Mohammad Sultan. Construction began on the mausoleum in 1403, after the sudden death of Timurlane's grandson, Mohammad Sultan. The architectural style served as the inspiration for later great Mughal tombs, notably the Taj Mahal.
Gur-e Amir Сomplex, Samarkand, Samarkand Province, Uzbekistan (Directions)