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Ismoili Somoni Monument
Monuments in Dushanbe.
A 40-metre high monument built to the memory of Ismail Saman-Khuda, founder of the Samanid dynasty in the X century. The base contains a permanent exhibition on the Samanids and is paved in granite slabs.
The upper part of the statue is coated with gold. Ancient part of Istravshan city – historical monument of culture of XII – XIX century, it occupies an extensive area surrounded by 2 rows of high massive walls of 6,4 km.
There were 60 mosques, 8 madrases, 7 baths, commercial stores, and workshops.
Javad Abed Khorasani. http://www.asraresokhan.com