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Samarkand the famous city on the Silk Road... - Secret World

Samarcanda, Uzbekistan

Lara Kipling
by Lara Kipling
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Overview

Samarkand is known as one of the most ancient cities with history dating back to more than 2,500 years ago (almost as old as Rome!). It used to be the capital of Uzbekistan in the 19th century before it lost its status to Tashkent, the current capital of Uzbekistan. Samarkand was blessed with a strategic geographical location which made it a pivotal part of the Great Silk Road. With such a rich history and culture, it’s no wonder that Samarkand is also known as the heart of the great Silk Road.