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Tomb of the Old Testament Prophet Daniel

Tomb of the Old Testament Prophet Daniel
Dan Lundberg

Samarkand Uzbekistan 72 m

Around 1400, the Turkish-Mongol emperor Tamerlane brought back from Persia to Samarkand a supposed relic (an arm, or the whole body, according to the versions) of Daniel, who is called Doniyor in Uzbek. So we also find, near a pistachio tree and a reputed miraculous source, a tomb of Daniel in Samarkand: the mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar. It is contained in a long and low building topped with five domes, on the banks of the Sieb Aryk River, it contains an 18 m long sarcophagus, the longest in the world.

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