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Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer.
Dear Mom and Dad, as you know I am graduating college AND turning 21 this year. I would really appreciate it if you gave me the world like this guy's parents gave him the world! (And no Mom, giving birth to me is not giving me the world. Its giving me life. Theres a difference.) Love, your favorite child who does so much for you and who hasn't used it against you till now! :] ♥