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... memory and pave their way to heaven. Funding a mosque or madrasah earns you a bundle of points! From the Arab Mohammed's rule in the early 17 C until the 19 C Khiva flourished as a centre of culture and arts. At its peak it had more than 100 mosques and 65 madrasahs.
... building stayed fixed. This helped it escape the notice of Ghengis Khan. The citizens covered the mosque with sand, and Khan overlooked it. The mosque is a symbol of the religious tolerance of the time. It was built as a mosque but has ornamentation of the Zoroastrians, a religious group that preceded Islam. The caravans brought Christians and Jews to the city as well, and all four religions worshiped in the mosque. It is said that there were times when ...
Breakfast preparations begin outside our rooms at an unearthly hour, so no risk of sleeping in. The tables are beautifully set on the courtyard terrace - cherries, apricots and cheeses are attractive, but it is a shame that Nescafe has to take pride of place. Our coffee bags (deepest thanks for the warning, Steve) provoke the usual degree of curiosity from the waiters but we have become quite brazen about searching for boiling water - kettles are a rarity here. ...
... now the ceilings are mostly just plaster, but, before the Red Army destroyed it, each small dome had brick work of a different pattern. Our guide said that it was a bazaar during Soviet times; her mother would come here to buy shoes. But now it is a place of worship again, and, as almost no one was around, there was a real sense of peace and calm in the mosque.
- UNESCO rug store
· Taki Zargaron: One of several famous ...
... that Turkmens claim they invented them, then the Uzbeks claimed they invented them, but the Chinese say, No. We invented them first. Driving through, I tried to imagine being in a camel caravan, plodding along in the extreme heat (or extreme cold); I also could envision the Mongol hordes, sweeping across this vast, flat expanse, drinking mare’s milk mixed with blood.
The drive took a little longer than expected, about four hours. We were stopped twice by the ...
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