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Necropolis Chor-Bakr

Necropolis Chor-Bakr (XVI-XVIII cc). A cult called «Chor-Bakr» — «Four Brothers»is located in the suburbs of Bukhara nearby of Mazar Sumitan. Known as “City of the Dead” among locals. Necropolis sprang up around the tomb of Saint Abu Bakr Saeda and now has huge popularity in the Muslim world. Appearance of mazar belongs to the […]

Chor-Minor

Chor-Minor (XIX c) Interesting monument of architecture, Chor-Minor («Four minarets») is located in the northeastern part of Bukhara. It was built in 1807 on money of rich Turkmenistan trader and traveler Khalif Niyaz-Kula, who visited India and was very impressed by the famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival to his hometown, he desired to build something […]

Mosque Maggoki — Attori «mosque in a hole»

This is the name of an ancient mosque was for the fact that its foundations had gone underground on six meters. The mosque was built in XII century and is located in the heart of the old part of Bukhara. It was built in place of the temple worshipers Moss and a long history of […]

Baths Hamom

Baths Hamom (XVIc). Baths Hamom is the most interesting monuments of civil engineering built during the reign of Abdullakhan. Preserved Hamom (working until present time) are located near Trade domes. There is Hammomi-Sarrafon near the dome Toki Sarrafon and — Hammomi Bozori-Kord not far from the Toki Telpakfurushon. Baths looks like a semi-subterranean structures and […]

Trade domes

Trade domes (XVI c). The complicated dome buildings (Trade domes) are built in XVI c. at the crossroads of main urban roads. A total number of Trade domes are three: Toki Zargaron, toki Telpakfurushon and Toki Sarrofon. Toki Zargaron — a dome of jewelers. This dome-mall is a set of roadway includes a gallery for […]

Ensemble Khoja Gaukushon

Ensemble Khoja Gaukushon (XVI c). Gaukushon («killing the bull) — in the distant past was a large trade square of Bukhara, where previously located the massacre. Later Khoja — Gaukushon became one of the largest ensembles of the city center. It was built in the XVI c. and includes a large madrasah and mosque with […]

Zindan

Zindan (XVIII c) «Zindan» is translated from Persian language anв means «prison», «dungeon». Zindan was the place pit to hold prisoners. It was constructed in the northwestern corner of Shakhristan in the XVIII c. and included several chambers, lock and an underground dungeon. Dungeon is a stone bag diameter of 5 meters and a depth […]

Madrasah Nadir — Devan-Begi

Madrasah Nadir — Devan-Begi (1622-1623) Madrasah was built by vizier of Nodir-devanbegi right after the Device Pool and logically completed the ensemble Labi — House. Madrasah is famous with a different proportions as well as the unusual decor of the facade. In parts of tambourines arches depicted deer and two birds Semurg looking at the […]

Bolo-Hauz complex

Bolo-Hauz complex (XVIIIc) The Bolo-Hauz complex is only one surviving monument in Registan Square, which includes a mosque, minaret and Hauz. Hauz Pool – is the oldest part of the ensemble, it is called the Bolo-Hauz (children’s pool) and is one of the few remaining in the ancient city. Before arrival of Soviet power there […]

Kalyan Minaret

Kalyan Minaret — the tallest building of old Bukhara (46,5 m), built during the reign of Karakhanid Arslan Khan. The word «minaret» comes from the Arabic «minor» and means a place where something is lit. According to legend, the master — builder Bako laid the foundation of the minaret with alabaster and camel milk and […]