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Some history - Along the Silk Route

Along the Silk Route to Samarkand, Buchara and Taschkent

The madrasah "Sherdor" (built 1619-1636) on the "Registan" in Samarkand
The madrasah "Sherdor" (built 1619-1636) on the "Registan" in Samarkand
Helmut in the plane, then a cheap and fast means of transportation
Helmut in the plane, then a cheap and fast means of transportation
Helmut at the Registan square 1982
Helmut at the Registan square 1982
Helmut in Samarkand 1982
Helmut in Samarkand 1982
Helmut on his way around Samarkand 1982
Helmut on his way around Samarkand 1982
The Registan in Samarkand is one of the most magnificent squares in Central Asia
The Registan in Samarkand is one of the most magnificent squares in Central Asia
Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan Helmut at the place of the House of Worship 1989
Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan Helmut at the place of the House of Worship 1989
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Helmut with Baha'i friends 1998
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Helmut with Baha'i friends 1998

During the time in Shimkent (Kasachstan) 1981-1984 Helmut visited Samarkand, Buchara and Tashkent (Usbekistan) several times. Unfortunately there was seldom a camera at hand but we still found some slides to upload.

Samarkand, one of the most wonderful cities in Central Asia, lies along the Silk Route. It's one of the oldest cities in the world.

Most of the pictures are taken in Samarkand at the Registan, one of the most magnificent squares in Central Asia. It's an ensemble of three madrasahs (quran schools). I'ts a good and unique example of the art of the city construction and the architectural design of the main square of the town.

Helmut enjoyed the atmosphere that surrounded him while walking around the mosques, bazaars, backyards of this town very much.

Helmut met Baha'i friends during his trip in 1989 to Aschkabad, Turkmenistan and 1998 to Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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