This is the typical Uzbek family, visiting the Shakh-i-Zinda complex.
The Shah-i Zinda (lit. "the Living King") is a funerary complex, located on the south side of the Afrasiyab hill in the city of Samarkand.The focal point of the complex is the shrine of Qusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, who was reportedly beheaded on a site near Samarkand's wall during the seventh-century Arab conquests of Transoxania. The legend, which became popular in the Timurid period, relates that Qusam, carrying his head in hands and led by the prophet Khizr, descended into a well, where he resides eternally in an underground palace as a "Living King." Archeological studies, however, indicate that the earliest structures of the Shah-i Zinda date from the eleventh century of the Common Era, when the shrine and its adjoining buildings were located at an intersection within a populated area of ancient Samarkand.
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daddo (26996) 2013-06-24 5:03
Hi Sabo. I found your note interesting where you bring in archaeology to question common belief. The photo could have been better had you included the feet of the two women and the little girl. Nice colours on the women but I do prefer the traditional Uzbek designs which are geometrical. Regards. Klaudio.