Shakhrisyabz

Shakhrisyabz

or

Shakhrisabz

(shärēsäbz`), city (1989 pop. 52,976), NE Qashqadaryo region, Uzbekistan. Metalworking, silk milling, and food processing are among the local industries. Anciently known as Kesh, the city was the birthplace of TimurTimur
or Tamerlane
, c.1336–1405, Mongol conqueror, b. Kesh, near Samarkand. He is also called Timur Leng [Timur the lame]. He was the son of a tribal leader, and he claimed (apparently for the first time in 1370) to be a descendant of Jenghiz Khan.
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 and he chose it as the site for a summer palace. Remains of its gates and a Timurid mausoleum complex survive.
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A joint World Heritage Centre/Reactive Monitoring mission assessed the state of conservation of the Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz in March 2016.
Four Uzbek cities - Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shakhrisyabz have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
These sites are: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly, Saryarka -- Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan), State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv", Kunya-Urgench, Parthian Fortresses of Nisa (Turkmenistan) and Itchan Kala, Historic Centre of Bukhara, Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz, Samarkand -- Crossroads of Cultures (Uzbekistan).The World Heritage Committee, responsible for the implementation of the 1972 Convention consists of representatives of 21 countries, elected by the States Parties to the Convention for up to six years.