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Can someone help with the size of this image? Thanks~ 207.189.98.44 17:54, 22 Jan 2004 (UTC)


What on earth is "2.2 sw km"? sw == southwest? Is it supposed to be square kilometers? Always better to use km² for the square of kilometers. Kaleissin 20:15, 19 September 2005 (UTC)


Are the pictures provided "before 1915" were really took before 1915? The photographs are excellent and seems to be taken not long before.

You did check the comments to the pictures themselves, yes? I think National Geographic had an article on Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii's expedition and his photo-technique, which in itself is more than interesting enough for an article here, IMHO. P.S. Please remember to sign what you say. Four tildes is your friend! --Kaleissin 19:25, 2 October 2005 (UTC)


I'm not surprised by the quality of the pre-1915 photographs (all those in the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection are of a similar standard) but is the first building (1912) actually in Samarkand? It is not one of the madrasahs surrounding the Registan (you can easily tell by looking at the top of the minaret) and the style is closer to that of buildings found further east, near Bukhara. Is it perhaps the madrasah of Ulugh-Beg at Ghijduvan? Sikandarji 23:40, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

WikiProjects[edit]

I understand the WikiProject Tajikistan template here, but what the heck WikiProject Iran is doing here? And where is the WikiProject Uzbekistan template? Why was it not included? Isn't this city situated in Uzbekistan?

What The....[edit]

When I clicked 239 BCE, they said Editing -329. Um, I know 239, but isn't it BC? NOT BCE?

BCE stands for Before Common Era and is the more accepted term to BC. The reason it asks you to edit it is that there is currently no article about what happened in 329 BCE, that is why the text is red not blue. Bartimaeus 05:15, 3 December 2005 (UTC) ---

Daniel the Prohet[edit]

The article mentions Daniel as being an Old-Testamental prohet, but he is part of the Chetuvim, so in the strict (Jewish) sense, he is not a prophet. In the article about Daniel, this discussion is mentioned as well. Shouldn't this be edited?

New Registan image[edit]

I inserted a different image of the Registan, taken at sunset. It is massively impressive, but I'm not sure the old image, which had fairly grey looking buildings, quite did it justice. Jphollow 08:03, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Anon, please do not vandalize Wikipedia articles. I reverted the vandalism.Azerbaijani 13:52, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Zanarkand?[edit]

I'm not sure if this is related or not, but a city in the video game Final fantasy X is called "Zanarkand." I'm not sure what the original Japanese is, but the "sa" and "za" syllables are very close and the "n" syllable is also sometimes romanized as "m," making it likely that there is a relationship. --Yoshiaki Abe (talk) 08:18, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

The Japanese original name for Zanarkand was Zanarukando, and the phonetical similarities listed are not actual similarities, the name Zanarkand was just a "renaming" of Samarqand of sorts, or a sort of reference. Samarqand in Japanese is サマルカンド Samarukando. CayenneGaramonde (talk) 22:49, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Russia's conquest of Samarkand: Correction Needed?[edit]

In Peter Hopkirk's 'The Great Game', he cites General Konstantin Kaufman as leading Russian troops during this expansionary phase leading to the conquest of Samarkand and the Khanates of Central Asia. (Reference page 315)

Reference in current article cites: "The city came under Russian rule after the citadel had been taken by a force under Colonel Alexander Abramov in 1868".

70.8.172.95 (talk) 03:17, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Addition to Samerkand in fiction[edit]

Samerkand is also referred to in the Watch series books —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.153.196.203 (talk) 00:11, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

The majority of the events in Neal Asher's Gridlinked take place on an ice-planet called Samarkand. DrSkrud (talk) 20:06, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Additional fiction listing[edit]

Steve Berry's 2007 novel "The Venetian Betrayal" is partially set in Samarkand and has some of it's history. 75.139.173.50 (talk) 18:57, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Monuments[edit]

More information about the remarkable monuments in the city would be useful.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 15:30, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

History section[edit]

The history section should be vastly improved in my opinion, and if I had sufficient knowledge of Samarqand's history I would add more information myself, but sadly I don't know more about Samarqand than what I've gathered in this article. Moreover more information about modern-day Samarqand should be added. CayenneGaramonde (talk) 22:55, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Agreed! I've added the {{update}} template to the Modern History subsection; not because the information there is wrong, but because it stops around 70 years ago! (There may be a better template to use, but I don't know what that might be.) yoyo (talk) 07:15, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Population of Samarkand[edit]

The claim that the population of Samarkand is "mostly Persian-speaking Tajiks" is not supported according to sources such as Britannica. I will put more accurate statements on the ethnic composition. Stokastik (talk) 07:59, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Semerkant[edit]

in Turkish. Böri (talk) 07:28, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

"Although Genghis Khan "did not disturb the inhabitants [of the city] in any way," according to Juvaini he killed all who took refuge in the citadel and the mosque. He also pillaged the city completely and conscripted 30,000 young men along with 30,000 craftsmen. "

MarkinBoston (talk) 02:08, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

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Bakıcı bebek bakıcı Çocuk bakıcısı Hasta bakıcı Yaşlı bakıcı Villa personeli Ev işleri için yardımcı — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.247.76.199 (talk) 14:05, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Why is the city declared to be in Tajikistan?[edit]

As far as I know, Samarkand is located in Uzbekistan so why does the article state that the city is located in Tajikistan? This should be corrected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.154.34.38 (talk) 00:38, 4 September 2014 (UTC)