The architectural decoration of the most ancient cities of our country amazes even experienced travellers.  How many of us did not admire the carved pieces of majolica laid out with neat accuracy?  The East, as you know, is a delicate matter and every smallest detail adorning the monuments carries not only aesthetic but also semantic value.

The most significant historical & religious monuments of the country are surrounded by skillfully executed scripts containing surahs from the Koran and wise sayings that do not lose their relevance for centuries.  But time played a role, and only a few of them remained readable.

 But wonderful research of creative group dedicated to the architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan will allow us to return from oblivion the messages of our outstanding ancestors.

 According to the publishing group, on October 17 a presentation of 12 albums took place, telling readers about secrets encrypted with lines in the stone of medieval giants.

Over the course of several years, the group conducted comprehensive research covering the heritage of more than 1,500 sites in almost all Uzbekistan regions – Tashkent, Andijan, Bukhara, Khorezm, Ferghana, Navoi, Namangan, as well as Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya & Karakalpakstan.

Separate volumes are devoted to Shahi-Zinda and the Registan, embodying the result of the unique work done.

The publication of "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan" will be available in English, Uzbek and Russian.

Here are some of the sayings.


Socrates said:   «A man in this world is suffering in all his deeds, for he will not remain eternally attached to accumulated things.  Your heart is weak before ... »

 This inscription is made on one of the monuments of the Shahi Zinda memorial complex


  «The smart one relies on his work, and the stupid one relies on his hopes»

 This inscription is made on one of the monuments of Aksaray palace


 «Oh, one who even in perfect praise, continues to meditate!»

 This inscription is made on one of the monuments of the fortress (Urda) of Khudayar Khan

 «Indulge in pleasure, because before you have time to look back, autumn will come and spring will pass.  Jamie, this world is not worth being upset about him.  Why are you annoying that you do not have them.»

 This inscription is made on one of the monuments of the fortress (Urda) of Khudayar Khan