Dervish. From a collection of historical photos of Central Asia, Persia & India. Old photographs taken in the late 19th/early 20th century in Central Asia – http://www.tcoletribalrugs.com/zOldPhotos-101.html
The Samanid mausoleum is located in the historical urban nucleus of the city of Bukhara, in a park laid out on the site of an ancient cemetery. This mausoleum, one of the most esteemed sights of Central Asian architecture, was built in the 9th (10th) century as the resting-place of Ismail Samani - a powerful and influential amir of the Samanid dynasty, one of the Persian dynasty to rule in Central Asia, which held the city in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The dream of Maya, Gandhara, 2-3rd century. ZenYouMitsu Temple, The temple follows the Shingon creed of Vajrayana Buddhism, which attaches particular importance to the origins of Buddhism and its manifestation throughout history. Zenyōmitsu-ji has a rich collection of authentic historical artifacts from India, Central Asia and China. Most notable is an exceptional collection of art from Gandhara, which was gathered over the course of twenty years by the head of the Temple. Setagaya, Tokyo.