Enchanting Cities online - Samarkand with Iain Shearer

Enchanting Cities online

04 November 2021 - 03 December 2021 -
Join Archaeologist Iain Shearer on a journey to Samarkand. ‘Golden Samarkand’ dominated Central Asia for millennia. Alexander the Great marvelled at Marakanda - before scorching it from the earth. Reborn as Afrosiyab and then devastated by Mongols, Samarkand was chosen by Timur Leng as his grand capital, bedecking it with jewels including a mosque dedicated to his favourite wife and a stunning royal cemetery. Timur’s successors continued beautifying their city, including the great Registan, enchanting Lord Curzon to proclaim, ‘the finest ensemble of Islamic buildings in the entire world!’

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Online ticketing information

*Bookings can be made up until 5pm Friday 3 December 2021
*Upon booking, ticket holders will receive a link to the online lecture via email. There is no view limit on the lecture, however it will be accessible only until 5pm Monday 6 December 2021
*Upon clicking the link, you will be directed to the Gallery’s website to access the lecture
*Please ensure you have a good internet connection to facilitate a quality viewing experience

Online ticketing terms and conditions

*The link provided to you is not to be shared or sold on. Your booking constitutes one ticket.
*The Art Gallery Society does not take responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced due to personal device failure and will not issue refunds in this situation
*The link to the lecture will only be available until 5pm Monday 6 December 2021. If you miss this viewing window, the Art Gallery Society will not issue refunds in this situation