Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kalyan Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, also spelled as Bukhoro and Bokhara, from the Soghdian ßuxarak ("lucky place"), is the capital of the Bukhara Province (viloyat) of Uzbekistan. The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the city itself has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion.
In picture one can see, The Kalyan Mosque (Masjid-i kalyan), arguably completed in 1514, is equal with Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand in size. Although they are of the same type of building, they are absolutely different in terms of art of building.


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