‘Then shall my native city, Samarcanda…
Be famous through the furthest continents,
For there my palace-royal shall be placed,
Whose shining turrets shall dismay the heavens,
And cast the fame of Ilion’s tower to hell.’
Christopher Marlowe from 'Tamerlane'
Uzbek women say a prayer in the Tilya Kori Madrasah overlooking the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
In case you were wondering, Ilion is another name for the ancient city of Troy. I definitely had to look that up.