Pictured here is arabic script written on the wall of Samarkand, a city in Uzbekistan known for its mosques and mausoleums. It's on the Silk Road, the ancient trade route linking China to the Mediterranean. Prominent landmarks include the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, majolica-covered madrassas dating to the 15th and 17th centuries, and Gur-e-Amir, the towering tomb of Timur (Tamerlane), founder of the Timurid Empire
The Traveller's Eye, Photographs by William Dalrymple, 1-30 July, Grosvenor Gallery, London
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