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Amir Timur

Amir Timur


Amir Timur, known in the West as Tamerlane, has had something of a cultural revival in Uzbekistan where he has gone from maligned despot to national icon. He has three statues in Uzbekistan; in Shakhrisabz near where he was born he is standing, in Samarkand he sits on his throne and here is astride his horse.