The Mosque of Samaraqand

Year Built: 1404

Location: Samaraqand, Uzbekistan

The facade of this mosque, also known as the Bibi-Khonym mosque, uses colored brick to construct ornate designs of calligraphy and flora. The original mosque quickly fell into disrepair, crumbled, and was destroyed by an earthquake. In the early 20th century, the government of the former USSR restored the building to what it is today.