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
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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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