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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 (talk) 00:38, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Popular culture section[edit]

Popular culture sections can be useful, though random pieces of unsourced and unencyclopedic information are not. The Popular culture section in this article has attracted a lot of random pieces of unsourced and trivial information. Leaving the section in place will likely encourage more unsourced and dubious material, so I have moved it here for editors to evaluate the material, find sources, and look to see if the information can be incorporated into the main body of the article per WP:MISCELLANEA, or a more robust Popular culture section built. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:08, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Popular culture material for evaluation

[[:File:'Claudius Bombarnac' by Léon Benett 28.jpg|thumb|Bazaar in Samarkand, illustration by Léon Benett for a Jules Verne novel]] "The Golden Horde" was a 1951 movie starring David Farrar and Ann Blyth. It depicted a defence of the city against the forces of Genghis Khan.

Can anyone verify Samarkand being under Sasanian Persian rule via a source or citation?[edit]

I am beginning to notice a lot of unsourced content within articles such as Bactria and Samarkand lately, namely with the Sassanid Persian Empire.

Essentially, I am saying that this sentence "The Turks ruled over Samarkand until they were defeated by the Sassanids during the Göktürk–Persian Wars." should be removed if there is no source to back it up. Kirby (talk) 04:29, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ Clive Barker, Galilee ISBN 978-0-00-617805-7 rm
  2. ^ (2001) in Studio BentStuff: Final Fantasy X Ultimania Ω (in Japanese). DigiCube/Square Enix, 476. ISBN 4-88787-021-3.
  3. ^ Quote: "I don't want one for one night. I want something for a thousand and one nights, with plenty of room for labels from Italy and Baghdad, Samarkand... a great big one."