Timur Lang (Tamerlane) led his Tatar armies in campaigns which took Afghanistan, Persia, Kurdestan, Baghdad, Moscow, Northern India, Syria, until he finally died in China. Under his successors, Samarkand became a centre of Muslim civilisation. They fell into decline, split into separate princedoms - one of which, led by Babur, became the Mughal Empire.
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