They source, from which I got the video, says that the city of Samarkand is the same age as ancient Rome! This also explains how much of history the city carries.
Chinese people have such saying “Bai wen bu ru yi jian”, which means “Hearing a hundred times is no better than seeing once”. So, instead of loading you guys with facts, I’d better take you to the beautiful tour around this ancient place by the useful video introduction.
You will be introduced with almost every single sight in Samarkand and the information is also very accurate, since it is given by the special tour guide from Uzbekistan!