Mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar

Mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar, Samarkand

The prophet Daniel is revered by three world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. According to biblical history, in 605 BC, Daniel was captured by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and led to Babylon. There he deserved high respect for his spirituality and divine insight. History refers to two places of burial of the Holy Daniel - Babylon itself and Susa town.

However, legend says that Tamerlan brought part of the remains of Daniel, (namely, his arm) to Samarkand. The mausoleum was built above his grave in the XIV century and was re-built in the early XX century. Near the mausoleum of the prophet Daniel, there is located a water source with tasteful water. The place is a cult for pilgrimage, made by both local residents and visitors from around the world.


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