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Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa by MY2200, via Flickr

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa (Islamic legal college--usually linked with great mausoleums and mosques).

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer.

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of dom

Istanbul, with all it's beautiful mosques. A Guide to 72 Jam-Packed Hours In Istanbul on TheCultureTrip.com. (Image via islamic-arts.org)

Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. The colors are what catch my eye. The Shrine of Hazrat Ali aka Blue Mosque in Mazār-e Sharīf, Afghanistan

St. Mary's Altar, Kraków

Mary's Basilica, Kraków, Poland - It holds the Altarpiece of Veit Stoss, the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world.

The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss also St. Mary's Altar, is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the World and a national treasure of Poland

The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss (also St. Mary's Altar), is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the World and a national treasure of Poland. The altarpiece is located inside St. Mary's Basilica, a Catholic Church adjacent to the Main Market Square.

Muslim Mosques throughout the world contain some of the most beautiful architecture and interior designs which have sublime intricate patterns. In today's post we'll be looking at some delightful and breathtaking mosque ceilings, these ceilings