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Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Samarkand: Photo 15

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A color photograph of this same courtyard was taken about 1910 by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii and is reproduced in Photographs for the Tsar (1983).  It shows that the courtyard had lost half its facing; it also shows that the decorative patterns today are distinctly different from the original ones. 

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