DAY 13: Gur-e-Amir, mausoleum of Amir Temur.
Let me tell you another legend here. The inscription inside says that much worser enemy than Tamerlane will come to the one who disturbs his rest. And in 1740, king Nader Shah of the Afsharid Empire tried to carry away Tamerlane's sarcophagus. Nader idolized Timur but in the process of removal the sarcophagus broke in two. This was interpreted as a bad omen. His advisers urged him to leave the stone to its rightful place. Also his son became ill and only got cured when the stone was returned.
Tamerlane's tomb was again opened in 1941 and the next day Germany invaded Soviet Union. Also it is rumoured that Soviet Union won a victory in the Battle of Stalingrad owing to the re-burial of Timur's bones, according to Muslim rites in 1942.