The Ismail Samani Mausoleum is one of the outstanding examples of world architecture. According to written sources, the mausoleum was built in 902-907 as a family tomb of one of the branches of Samanid dynasty (10th century).  The building was constructed by Isma’il Samani over the grave of his father, and later he was buried here himself. Entrance located on the east side is a main one.

On its hard wood overlap there are remains of the inscription, in which only the name is readable – Ismail.

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