Shahrisabz

Birthplace of Tamerlane

Shahrisabz, also spelled as Shakhrisabz or Shahrisabze, is a city located in southern Uzbekistan. The name “Shahrisabz” translates to “Green City” in Persian. The city is historically significant and is known for its rich cultural and architectural heritage.

One of the most famous historical figures associated with Shahrisabz is Timur, also known as Tamerlane, the 14th-century Turco-Mongol conqueror and founder of the Timurid Empire. Timur was born in Shahrisabz, and he later made the city one of his imperial capitals. As a result, the city boasts several impressive architectural monuments and structures dating back to the Timurid period.

Some of the notable historical sites in Shahrisabz include the Ak-Saray Palace, which was commissioned by Timur and is known for its massive archway and grandeur, the Dorut Tilavat Complex, the Kok Gumbaz Mosque, and the Tomb of Jahangir. These sites are renowned for their intricate Islamic architecture and are popular tourist attractions in Uzbekistan.