Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Samarcand, an important city of Bokhara, a centre of the inland commerce of Asia, and a seat of Mohammedan learning. It contains a large number of mosques and forty madrases or theological colleges. Under the name Marakanda it was the capital of Sogdiana, and afterwards became the capital of Tamerlane's vast empire.

“He does not love you to receive good from you — but that He might do good unto you.”
–Thomas Vincent, The True Christian's Love to the Unseen Christ