Photo Essay: Bukhara Uzbekistan

Bukhara: Ancient City of the Silk Road For nearly two thousand years, Bukhara’s vibrant civilization and well-established economy kept it as a center of culture and commerce on the fabled Silk Road. Genghis Khan conquered here, British explorers languished and died in its prisons, and even the Soviet Union fought before and eventually conquered Bukhara’s walls. The Bukhara of today has paled in importance to the flourishing center of world civilization that once was; yet its history lives on in the monuments and monumental buildings that remain. A wander of modern Bukhara can still reveal the beauty of Bukhara’s...

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