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Vasily Vereshchagin. The Doors of Tamerlane. 1872-1873. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Vasily Vereshchagin. The Doors of Tamerlane.
The Doors of Tamerlane is a historical picture, showing the entrance to the palace of Tamerlane in Samarkand. Tamerlane, anglicized form of Timur-i-Lang ('Lame Timur' or 'Timur the Lame') (1336-1404), was a Turkic conqueror, born in Kash near Samarkand. He waged several devastating wars, conquering Persia (1392-96) and northern India (1398), and defeating the Ottomans and the Mamlukes (1402). He died leading campaign against China. His capital, Samarkand, profited greatly from his conquests

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