Shakh-i Zinda mausoleum
The Shahi Zinda ensemble was founded by the Turkic dynasty of the Karakhanids and was further formed over the course of 9 centuries and includes more than twenty structures of the 11th-14th and 19th centuries. Until the 16th century, it was called Mazar Shah, meaning Kusam ibn Abbas. Since the 16th century, it has become known under the name Shokh-i Zinda - "living king". Shakhi-Zinda is the only archaeological and architectural monument in Samarkand, in which, including the cultural layers of Afrasiab, almost 25-century history of the city was reflected.