Text taken from: Silk Road Cities. Documented through photographs, prints and postcards.

Anau, Ak bugday District, Ahal (provincie), 745202, Turkmenistan

The monumental site Anau is situated 14 km southwest of Ashkhabad, the capital of present-day Turkmenistan. The Timurid town was erected during the reign of Abu’l-Qasim Babur Bahadur Khan (1447-1457) on the remains of a settlement destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century. The main archaeological site is the Shrine of Shaykh Jamal al-Din and the adjacent mosque.

Shrine of Shaykh Jamal al-Din (1455-1456)

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