The Timurid Empire

Timur, was a 14th Century Turko-Mongol military leader who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty. 

As an undefeated commander, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders and tacticians in history. Timur’s ambition was to rebuild the empire of Genghis Khan, who had died a century earlier. 

He was also in possession of the Farnese Cup. He died in 1405, his body was embalmed, laid in an ebony coffin, and sent to Samarkand, Uzbekistan. 

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