Bukhara

Mausoleum of Samanids


Mausoleum of the Samanids was built as a family necropolis between 9th an 10th centuries. We think that Ismail Samani, the founder of the dynasty was buried here as well as his grandson Nasr II ibn Ahmad whose name was read on a wooden board above the entrance. This Bukhara mausoleum was recognized a masterpiece of world architecture for its perfect geometrical FORM. It is the most ancient of Central Asian brick buildings