Gur-i Mir Mausoleum, Samarqand, Uzbekistan

Timur built this mausoleum for his grandson Muhammad Sultan, who died at battle in 1403. Timur was himself buried in the mausoleum in 1405. The last of Timurís family to be buried at Gur-i Mir was Ulugh Beg.

Wall pattern from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

Transliteration of the kufic in the pattern.

Detail from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

الله

Allah

Detail from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

محمد

Muhammad

Pattern on minarets

Minaret pattern from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

Transliteration of the kufic in the pattern.

Detail from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

الله اكبر

Allah akhbar

Kufic squares inside the mausoleum

Detail from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

الحمد لله - محمد

al hamdu lillahi (quadruple) - Muhammad (twice in center)

Detail from the Gur-i Mir Mausoleum

محمد

Muhammad

(quadruple)

References

ArchNet - Gur-i Amir Mausoleum