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Bukhara
Bukhara
(Uzbek Latin: Buxoro; Uzbek Cyrillic: Бухоро) is one of the cities of Uzbekistan. Bukhara
Bukhara
is a city-museum, with about 140 architectural monuments.[1] The nation's fifth-largest city, it had a population of 247,644 as of 31 August 2016[update].[2] People have inhabited the region around Bukhara
Bukhara
for at least five millennia, and the city has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long served as a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. UNESCO
UNESCO
has listed the historic center of Bukhara
Bukhara
(which contains numerous mosques and madrasas) as a World Heritage Site.[3]

Contents

1 Names 2 History 3 Historic monuments in Bukhara

3.1 Complex 3.2 Fortress 3.3 Mausoleum 3.4 Mosque

4 Transportation 5 Demographics 6 Notable people 7 See also 8 References 9 Sources 10 Further reading 11 External links

Names[edit] Bukhara
Bukhara
was known as Bokhara in 19th- and early-20th-century English publications and as Buhe/Puhe(捕喝) in Tang Chinese.[4] According to the Encyclopædia Iranica the name Bukhara
Bukhara
is possibly derived from the Sogdian βuxārak ("Place of Good Fortune")[5] Muhammad ibn Jafar Narshakhi in his History of Bukhara
History of Bukhara
(completed 943-44 CE) mentions:

Bukhara
Bukhara
has many names. One of its name was Numijkat. It has also been called "Bumiskat". It has 2 names in Arabic. One is "Madinat al Sufriya" meaning—"the copper city" and another is "Madinat Al Tujjar" meaning—"The city of Merchants". But, the name Bukhara
Bukhara
is more known than all the other names. In Khorasan, there is no other city with so many names.[6]

Since the Middle Ages, the city has been known as Buḫārā / بخارا in Arabic and Persian sources. The modern Uzbek spelling is Buxoro. History[edit] Main article: History of Bukhara The history of Bukhara
Bukhara
stretches back millennia. It is now the capital of Bukhara Region
Bukhara Region
(viloyat) of Uzbekistan. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. During the golden age of the Samanids,[7] Bukhara
Bukhara
became a major intellectual center of the Islamic world, second only to Baghdad. The historic center of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by UNESCO
UNESCO
as one of the World Heritage Sites. Bukhara
Bukhara
has been one of the main centres of world civilisation from its early days in 6th century BCE. From the 6th century CE, Turkic speakers gradually moved in. Its architecture and archaeological sites form one of the pillars of Central Asian history and art. The region of Bukhara
Bukhara
was a part of the Persian Empire
Persian Empire
for a long time. The origin of many of its current inhabitants goes back to the period of Aryan
Aryan
immigration into the region. The Samanid Empire
Samanid Empire
seized Bukhara, the capital of Greater Khorasan, in 903 CE.[8] Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
besieged Bukhara
Bukhara
for fifteen days in 1220 CE.[9] As an important trading centre, Bukhara
Bukhara
was home to a community of medieval Indian merchants from the city of Multan
Multan
(modern-day Pakistan) who were noted to own land in the city.[10]

Bukhara
Bukhara
under siege by Red Army
Red Army
troops and burning, September 1, 1920

Bukhara
Bukhara
was the last capital of the Emirate of Bukhara
Emirate of Bukhara
and was besieged by the Red Army
Red Army
during the Russian Civil War. During the Bukhara
Bukhara
operation of 1920, an army of well-disciplined and well equipped Red Army
Red Army
troops under the command of Bolshevik general Mikhail Frunze
Mikhail Frunze
attacked the city of Bukhara. On 31 August 1920, the Emir Alim Khan fled to Dushanbe
Dushanbe
in Eastern Bukhara
Bukhara
(later he escaped from Dushanbe
Dushanbe
to Kabul
Kabul
in Afghanistan). On 2 September 1920, after four days of fighting, the emir's citadel (the Ark) was destroyed, the red flag was raised from the top of Kalyan Minaret. On 14 September 1920, the All-Bukharan Revolutionary Committee was set up, headed by A. Mukhitdinov. The government—the Council of People's Nazirs (Commissars)—was presided over by Faizullah Khojaev. The Bukharan People's Soviet Republic
Bukharan People's Soviet Republic
existed from 1920 to 1925 when the city was integrated into the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. Fitzroy Maclean, then a young diplomat in the British Embassy in Moscow, made a surreptitious visit to Bokhara in 1938, sight-seeing and sleeping in parks. In his memoir Eastern Approaches, he judged it an "enchanted city" with buildings that rivalled "the finest architecture of the Italian Renaissance". In the latter half of the 20th century, the war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and civil war in Tajikistan brought Dari- and Tajik-speaking refugees into Bukhara
Bukhara
and Samarkand. After integrating themselves into the local Tajik population, these cities face a movement for annexation into Tajikistan
Tajikistan
with which the cities have no common border.[11] Historic monuments in Bukhara[edit]

Historic Centre of Bukhara

UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site

Kok-Gumbaz mosque

Criteria Cultural: ii, iv, vi

Reference 602

Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

Area 216 ha

Buffer zone 339 ha

Kalyan or Kalon Minor (Persian: مناره کلان‎) (Great Minaret)

Complex[edit]

Po-i-Kalyan
Po-i-Kalyan
complex

The title Po-i Kalan (also Poi Kalân, Persian پای کلان meaning the "Grand Foundation"), belongs to the architectural complex located at the base of the great minaret Kalân. Kalyan minaret. More properly, Minâra-i Kalân, (Persian/Tajik for the "Grand Minaret"). Also known as the Tower
Tower
of Death, as according to legend it is the site where criminals were executed by being thrown off the top for centuries. The minaret is most famed part of the ensemble, and dominates over historical center of the city. The role of the minaret is largely for traditional and decorative purposes—its dimension exceeds the bounds of the main function of the minaret, which is to provide a vantage point from which the muezzin can call out people to prayer. For this purpose it was enough to ascend to a roof of mosque. This practice was common in initial years of Islam. The word "minaret" derives from the Arabic word "minara" ("lighthouse", or more literally "a place where something burn"). The minarets of the region were possible adaptations of "fire-towers" or lighthouses of previous Zoroastrian eras.[12] The architect, whose name was simply Bako, designed the minaret in the form of a circular-pillar brick tower, narrowing upwards. The diameter of the base is 9 meters (30 feet), while at the top it is 6 m (20 ft). The tower is 45.6 m (150 ft) high, and can be seen from vast distances over the flat plains of Central Asia. There is a brick spiral staircase that twists up inside around the pillar, leading to the landing in sixteen-arched rotunda and skylight, upon which is based a magnificently designed stalactite cornice (or "sharif").[13] Kalân Mosque
Mosque
(Masjid-i Kalân), arguably completed in 1514, is equal to the Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Mosque
in Samarkand
Samarkand
in size. The mosque is able to accommodate twelve thousand people. Although Kalyan Mosque
Mosque
and Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Mosque
of Samarkand
Samarkand
are of the same type of building, they are different in terms of art of building. Two hundred and eighty-eight monumental pylons serve as a support for the multi-domed roofing of the galleries encircling the courtyard of Kalyan Mosque. The longitudinal axis of the courtyard ends up with a portal to the main chamber (maksura) with a cruciform hall, topped with a massive blue cupola on a mosaic drum. The edifice keeps many architectural curiosities, for example, a hole in one of domes. Through this hole one can see foundation of Kalyan Minaret. Then moving back step by step, one can count all belts of brickwork of the minaret to the rotunda.[14] Mir-i Arab Madrassah (1535–1536). The construction of Mir-i-Arab Madrasah
Madrasah
(Miri Arab Madrasah) is ascribed to Sheikh Abdullah Yamani of Yemen—called Mir-i-Arab—the spiritual mentor of Ubaidullah-khan and his son Abdul-Aziz-khan. Ubaidullah-khan waged permanent successful war with Iran. At least three times his troops seized Herat. Each of such plundering raids on Iran was accompanied by capture of great many captives. They say that Ubaidullah-khan had invested money gained from redemption of more than three thousand Persian captives into construction of Mir-i-Arab Madrasah. Ubaidullah-khan was very religious. He had been nurtured in high respect for Islam in the spirit of Sufism. His father named him in honor of prominent sheikh of the 15th century Ubaidullah al-Ahrar (1404–1490), by origin from Tashkent
Tashkent
Region. By the thirties of the 16th century the time, when sovereigns erected splendid mausoleums for themselves and for their relatives, was over. Khans of Shaibanid dynasty were standard-bearers of Koran traditions. The significance of religion was so great that even such famed khan as Ubaidullah was conveyed to earth close by his mentor in his madrasah. In the middle of the vault (gurhana) in Mir-i-Arab Madrasah
Madrasah
is situated the wooden tomb of Ubaidullah-khan. At his head is wrapped in the moulds his mentor, Mir-i-Arab. Muhammad Kasim, mudarris (a senior teacher) of the madrasah (died in 1047 hijra) is also interred near by here. The portal of Miri Arab Madrasah
Madrasah
is situated on one axis with the portal of the Kalyan Mosque. However, because of some lowering of the square to the east it was necessary to raise a little an edifice of the madrasah on a platform.[15]

Lab-i Hauz

Simurgh
Simurgh
on the portal of Nadir Divan-Beghi madrasah (part of Lab-i Hauz complex)

Nasruddin Hodja

The Lab-i Hauz (or Lab-e hauz, Persian: لب حوض, meaning by the pond) Ensemble (1568–1622) is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz, or pond, in the city of Bukhara. Several such ponds existed in Bukhara
Bukhara
prior to Soviet rule. The ponds acted as the city's principal source of water, but were also notorious for spreading disease, and thus were mostly filled in during the 1920s and 1930s by the Soviets. The Lab-i Hauz survived owing to its role as the centerpiece of an architectural ensemble dating back to the 16th to 17th centuries. The Lab-i Hauz ensemble consists of the 16th-century Kukeldash Madrasah,[16] the largest in the city, along the north side of the pond.[17] On the eastern and western sides of the pond are a 17th-century lodging-house for itinerant Sufis, and a 17th-century madrasah.[18] There is also a metal sculpture of Nasruddin Hodja, the quick-witted and warm-hearted man, who forms the central character of many children's folk stories in Central Asian, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, sitting atop his mule with one hand on his heart and the other with an 'All OK' sign above his head.

Bahoutdin Architectural Complex

Bahoutdin Architectural Complex
Bahoutdin Architectural Complex
is a necropolis commemorating Shaykh Baha-ud-Din or Bohoutdin, the founder of Naqshbandi
Naqshbandi
order. The complex includes the dahma (gravestone) of Bahoutdin, Khakim Kushbegi mosque, Muzaffarkan mosque, and Abdul-Lazizkhan khanqah. The site is listed on the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
tentative list on January 18, 2008. Fortress[edit]

Wall of the Bukhara
Bukhara
Fortress, the Ark

Bukhara
Bukhara
Fortress, the Ark

Main article: Ark of Bukhara Mausoleum[edit]

Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum

Chashma-Ayub, or Job's spring, is located near the Samani mausoleum. Its name is said to reflect a legend that states the prophet Job ("Ayub" in the Quran) visited this place and brought forth a spring of water by the blow of his staff on the ground. The water of this well is said to be exceptionally pure, and is regarded for its supposed "healing qualities." The current edifice at the site was constructed during the reign of Timur, and features a Khwarazm-style conical dome that is otherwise uncommon in the region.

Ismail Samani mausoleum

The Ismail Samani mausoleum (9th–10th centuries), is one of the most highly esteemed work of Central Asian architecture. It was built in the 9th century (between 892 and 943) as the resting-place of Ismail Samani—the founder of the Samanid
Samanid
dynasty, which was the last native Persian dynasty to rule the region in the 9th to 10th centuries, after the Samanids established virtual independence from the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad. The site is unique for its architectural style which combines both Zoroastrian and Islamic motifs. The building's facade is covered in intricately decorated brick work, which features circular patterns reminiscent of the sun—a common image in Zoroastrian art from the region at that time which is reminiscent of the Zoroastrian god, Ahura Mazda, who is typically represented by fire and light. The building's shape is cuboid, and reminiscent of the Ka'aba in Makkah, while the domed roof is a typical feature of mosque architecture. The syncretic style of the shrine is reflective of the 9th to 10th centuries—a time when the region still had large populations of Zoroastrians who had begun to convert to Islam around that time. The shrine is also regarded as one of the oldest monuments in the Bukhara
Bukhara
region. At the time of Genghis Khan's invasion, the shrine was said to have already been buried in mud from flooding. Thus, when the Mongol hordes reached Bukhara, the shrine was spared from their destruction. The mausoleum of Pakistan's founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, known as the Mazar-e-Quaid
Mazar-e-Quaid
in Karachi, was modeled after the shrine. Mosque[edit]

Bolo Haouz Mosque

Built in 1712, on the opposite side of the citadel of Ark in Registan district, Bolo Haouz Mosque
Mosque
is inscribed in the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site list along with the other parts of the historic city. It served as a Friday mosque during the time when the emir of Bukhara
Bukhara
was being subjugated under the Bolshevik Russian rule in 1920s.

Char Minar

Char Minar

Char Minor (alternatively spelled Chor Minor, and also alternatively known as the Madrasah
Madrasah
of Khalif Niyaz-kul) is a building tucked away in a lane northeast of the Lyabi Hauz complex. The structure was built by Khalif Niyaz-kul, a wealthy Bukharan of Turkmen origin in the 19th century under the rule of the Janid dynasty.[19] The four-towered structure is sometimes mistaken for a gate to the madras that once existed behind the structure; however, the Char-Minar is actually a complex of buildings with two functions, ritual and shelter. The main edifice is a mosque. In spite of its unusual outward shape, the building has a typical interior for a Central Asian mosque. Owing to the buildings cupola, the room has good acoustic properties and therefore takes on special significance of 'dhikr-hana'—a place for ritualized 'dhikr' ceremonies of Sufi, the liturgy of which often include recitation, singing, and instrumental music. On either side of the central edifice are located dwelling rooms, some of which have collapsed, leaving only their foundations visible. Consequently, for full functioning of madrasah only of classroom and some utility rooms is lacking. However, it was common practice that so-called madrasahs had no lecture rooms or, even if they had, no lectures had been given in them. These madrasahs were employed as student hospices.[19] Each of four towers have different deco rational motifs. Some say that elements of decoration reflect the four religions known to Central Asians. One can find elements reminiscent of a cross, a Christian fish motif, and a Buddhist praying-wheel, in addition to Zoroastrian and Islamic motifs.[20] On the esplanade to the right from Char-Minar is a pool, likely of the same age as the rest of the building complex. Char Minar is now surrounded mainly by small houses and shops along its perimeter.

Magok-i-Attari Mosque

The Magoki-Attari mosque (south façade)

The former Magoki Attori mosque was constructed in the 9th century on the remains of what may have been an older Zoroastrian temple. The mosque was destroyed and rebuilt more than once, and the oldest part now remaining is the south façade, which dates from the 12th century—making it one of the oldest surviving structures in Bukhara, and one of few which survived the onslaught of Genghis Khan. Lower than the surrounding ground level, the mosque was excavated in 1935. It no longer functions as a mosque, but, rather, houses a carpet museum.

Mosque
Mosque
of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani

In Bukhara
Bukhara
there is a mosque which is said to be that of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, the patron saint of Kashmiri Muslims in the Valley of Kashmir.[21] Transportation[edit]

Bukhara
Bukhara
train station

Bukhara International Airport
Bukhara International Airport
has regularly scheduled flights to cities in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and Russia. The M37 highway connects the city to most of the major cities in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
including Ashgabat. The city is also served by railroad links with the rest of Uzbekistan, and is a hub for roadways leading to all major cities in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and beyond. Demographics[edit]

Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Spices and silk festival

According to the official statistics, the city's population is 82% Uzbeks, 6% Russians, 4% Tajiks, 3% Tatars, 1% Koreans, 1% Turkmens, 1% Ukrainians, 2% of other ethnicities.[22] However, official Uzbek numbers have for long been criticized and refuted by various observers and Western sources[23][24] and it is widely assumed that the population of the city consists mainly of Tajik-speaking Tajiks, with ethnic Uzbeks
Uzbeks
forming a growing minority.[25] Exact figures are difficult to evaluate, since many people in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
either identify as "Uzbek" even though they speak Tajik as their first language, or because they are registered as Uzbeks
Uzbeks
by the central government despite their Tajik language
Tajik language
and identity. According to Soviet estimates in the early 20th century (based on numbers from 1913 and 1917), the Tajiks
Tajiks
formed the overwhelming majority of city.[24] Until the 20th century, Bukhara
Bukhara
was also home to the Bukharan Jews, whose language (Bukhori) is a dialect of Tajiki. Their ancestors settled in the city during Roman times. Most Bukharan Jews
Bukharan Jews
left the city between 1925 and 2000 and settled in Israel
Israel
and the United States. Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda
defines the name Bukhara
Bukhara
itself as meaning "full of knowledge", referring to the fact that in antiquity, Bukhara
Bukhara
was a scientific and scholarship powerhouse. In the Italian romantic epic Orlando innamorato
Orlando innamorato
by Matteo Maria Boiardo, Bukhara
Bukhara
is called Albracca and described as a major city of Cathay. There, within its walled city and fortress, Angelica and the knights she has befriended make their stand when attacked by Agrican, emperor of Tartary. As described, this siege by Agrican resembles the historic siege by Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
in 1220.[26] Notable people[edit] Many notable people lived in Bukhara
Bukhara
in the past. Among them are:

Muhammad Ibn Ismail Ibn Ibrahim Ibn al-Mughirah Ibn Bardizbah al-Bukhari (810–870) – Islamic scholar and compiler of hadiths Avicenna
Avicenna
(Abu Ali ibn Sina) (980–1037) – physician and philosopher Bal'ami: Abolfazl Muhammad and his son Abu-Ali Mohammad, two famous viziers of Samanid
Samanid
kings, historians and patrons of art and literature Abubakr Narshakhi (10th century) – historian who wrote History of Bukhara Sadiduddin Muhammad Aufi (1171–1242) historian, scientist, and author. Hazrat Syed Jalaluddin Surkh-Posh Bukhari (c. 595–690 AH, 1199–1291 CE) Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari
Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari
(1318–1389) Amir Kulal
Amir Kulal
(died in 1370) Kiromi Bukhoroi An Lushan Sadriddin Ayni
Sadriddin Ayni
(1878–1954) Fayzulla Khodzhayev (1896–1938) Abdurauf Fitrat Oksana Chusovitina Sayyid Ajjal Shams al-Din Omar Muhammadjon Shakuri

See also[edit]

Bukhara
Bukhara
rug List of World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan

References[edit]

^ Города Узбекистана, Таш.. 1965; Ашуров Я. С., Гелах Т. Ф., Камалов У. Х., Бухара, Таш., 1963; Сухарева О. А., Бухара XIX—начала XX вв., М., 1966; Пугаченкова Г. А., Самарканд, Бухара, 2 изд., [М, 1968]; Бухара. Краткий справочник, 4 изд., Таш., 1968. (in Russian) ^ " Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
- Largest Cities". GeoNames. GeoNames. Retrieved 31 August 2016.  ^ "21 World Heritage Sites you have probably never heard of". Daily Telegraph.  ^ "UMID" Foundation, Uzbekistan. "General Info". Archived from the original on 2001-01-26. Retrieved 2007-10-04.  ^ Richard N Frye, ' Bukhara
Bukhara
i. In pre-Islamic times' Archived January 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Encyclopædia Iranica, 512. ^ Narshaki, Richard Nelson Fyre, The History of Bukhara, p. 27 ^ "Information about Bukhara". Retrieved 2013-05-01.  ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 62. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.  ^ " Genghis Khan
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and the Mongol Empire – The Brake on Islam" at History of the World ^ Levi, Scott (2016). "Caravans: Punjabi Khatri Merchants on the Silk Road". Penguin UK. Retrieved 12 April 2017.  ^ Sengupta, Anita (2003). The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition. Lexington Books. pp. 256–257.  ^ Dmitriy Page. "Kalyan Minaret". Retrieved October 14, 2014.  ^ "Бухоро Bukhara
Bukhara
Бухара" На узбекском, английском и русском языках. Издательство "Узбекистан", Ташкент 2000 ^ "В.Г. Сааков Архитектурные шедевры Бухары. Бухарское областное общество "Китабхон" Уз ССР, Ровно 1991 г. ^ Dmitriy Page. "Mir-i-Arab". Retrieved October 20, 2014.  ^ Dmitriy Page. "Kukeldash Madrasah". Retrieved 2007-10-04.  ^ Dmitriy Page. "Nadir Divan-Begi Khanaka". Retrieved 2007-10-04.  ^ Dmitriy Page. "Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah". Retrieved 2007-10-04.  ^ a b О.А.Сухарева КВАРТАЛЬНАЯ ОБЩИНА ПОЗДНЕФЕОДАЛЬНОГО ГОРОДА БУХАРЫ (в связи с историей кварталов) Академия наук СССР Институт этнографии им.Н.Н.Миклухо-Маклая Издательство Наука; Главная редакция восточной литературы Москва 1976 (in Russian) ^ Dmitriy Page. "Char Minar Madrasah". Retrieved October 14, 2014. [permanent dead link] ^ Jaffer Badakshi in Khasatul Munakib reference by Jeelani Allaie ^ "Viloyat haqida - Shahar va tumanlar (About the province - Cities and districts)" (in Uzbek). Buxoro Region administration. Retrieved March 4, 2014.  External link in publisher= (help) ^ Karl Cordell: Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europe, Routledge, 1998. Pg. 201: "… Consequently, the number of citizens who regard themselves as Tajiks
Tajiks
is difficult to determine. […] Samarkand
Samarkand
State University (SamGU) academic and international commentators suggest that there may be between six and seven million Tajiks
Tajiks
in Uzbekistan, constituting 30% of the republic's 22 million population, rather than the official figure of 4.7% (Foltz 1996;213; Carlisle 1995:88)…" ^ a b Paul Bergne: The Birth of Tajikistan. National Identity and the Origins of the Republic. International Library of Central Asia Studies. I.B. Tauris. 2007. Pg. 8 ff. ^ B. Rezvani: "Ethno-territorial conflict and coexistence in the Caucasus, Central Asia
Central Asia
and Fereydan. Appendix 4: Tajik population in Uzbekistan" ([1]). Dissertation. Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. 2013 ^ Boiardo: Orlando innamorato, verse translation by Charles Stanley Ross (Oxford University Press, 1995), Book I, Cantos 10-19 and Explanatory Notes, pp. 401–402. ISBN 0-19-282438-4

Sources[edit]

Gibb, H. A. R. (1923). The Arab Conquests in Central Asia. London: The Royal Asiatic Society. OCLC 685253133.  Shaban, M. A. (1979). The 'Abbāsid Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-29534-3.  Bosworth, C.E. (1986). "Ḳutayba b. Muslim". The Encyclopedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume V: Khe–Mahi. Leiden and New York: BRILL. pp. 541–542. ISBN 90-04-07819-3.  B. A. Litvinsky, Ahmad Hasan Dani (1996). History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The crossroads of civilizations, A.D. 250 to 750. UNESCO. pp. 1–569. ISBN 9789231032110. 

Further reading[edit]

Moorcroft, W. and Trebeck, G. (1841). Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab; in Ladakh and Kashmir, in Peshawar, Kabul, Kunduz, and Bokhara... from 1819 to 1825, Vol. II. Reprint: New Delhi, Sagar Publications, 1971.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bukhara.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Bukhara.

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of The New Student's Reference Work article Bokhara.

Through the Lens—the Silk Road
Silk Road
Then and Now -A century of change is captured in photos of a fabled Central Asian oasis. Forbes, Andrew, & Henley, David: Timur's Legacy: The Architecture of Bukhara
Bukhara
and Samarkand
Samarkand
(CPA Media). UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage list: Historic Centre of Bukhara Audio interview with Bukhara
Bukhara
resident about life in Bukhara  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bokhara". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 157–158. 

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(G‘ijduvon) Jondor District
Jondor District
(Jondor) Kogon District
Kogon District
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World Heritage Sites

Listed

Historic Centre of Bukhara Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz Itchan Kala Samarkand
Samarkand
– Crossroads of Cultures Western Tien-Shan

Tentative list

Abdulkhan Bandi Dam Akhsikath Ak Astana-Baba Ancient Termiz Ancient Pap Andijan Arab-Ata Mausoleum Bahoutdin Architectural Complex Boysun Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum Chor-Bakr Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm Gissar Mountains Historic Centre of Qoqon Kanka Khanbandi Khazarasp Minaret
Minaret
in Vobkent Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum Poykent Rabati Malik
Rabati Malik
Caravanserai Sarmishsay Shahrukhiya Sheikh Mukhtar-Vali Complex Shokhimardon Silk Road
Silk Road
Sites in Uzbekistan Siypantosh Rock Paintings Varakhsha Zaamin Mountains Zarautsoy Rock Paintings

Cultural

Archaeological sites

Afrasiyab Akhsikath Ancient Pap Burchmulla Dalverzin Tepe Hazorasp Itchan Kala Khalchayan Khiva Koi Krylgan Kala Obi-Rakhmat Grotto Orlat plaques Poykent Sarmishsay Shahrukhiya Siypantosh Rock Paintings Zarautsoy Rock Paintings

Complexes

Bahoutdin Architectural Complex Lyab-i Hauz Po-i-Kalyan Registan

Forts

Ark of Bukhara Urda fortress

Madrasas

Kukeldash Madrasa The Madrasa
Madrasa
of Abulkosim Madrasah
Madrasah
of Nadir Divan-begi Mir-i Arab Madrasa Sher-Dor Madrasah Tilya-Kori Madrasah Ulugh Beg Madrasa

Mausoleums

Ak Astana-Baba Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum Chor-Bakr Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum of Sheikh Zaynudin Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum Saif ed-Din Bokharzi & Bayan-Quli Khan Mausoleums Samanid
Samanid
Mausoleum Sayyed Bahram Mausoleum Shah-i-Zinda Sheikh Mukhtar-Vali Complex Sheihantaur Sultan Saodat

Museums

Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand Amir Timur
Timur
Museum Art Gallery of Uzbekistan Bukhara
Bukhara
State Architectural Art Museum-Preserve Memorial house museum of Tamara Khanum Museum Afshona Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan The Museum of Communication History in Uzbekistan Museum of Geology The Museum of Health Care of Uzbekistan Museum of Olympic Glory Museum of Victims of Political Repression in Tashkent Nukus
Nukus
Museum of Art Shahrisabz
Shahrisabz
Museum of History and Material Culture State Museum of History of Uzbekistan State Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan Tashkent
Tashkent
Museum of Railway Techniques Tashkent
Tashkent
Planetarium Tashkent
Tashkent
Polytechnical Museum The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature Ulugh Beg Observatory

Places of worship

Ak Mosque Baland Mosque Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bolo Haouz Mosque Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Chor Minor Dzhuma Mosque Kalân Mosque Kalyan minaret Khonakhan Mosque Magok-i-Attari Mosque Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque Mosque
Mosque
of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani Sacred Heart Cathedral St. John the Baptist Church

Theaters

Navoi Theater Osh State Academic Uzbek Music and Drama Theater named after Babur

Others

Khanaka of Nadir Divan-begi Monument to Nizami Ganjavi in Tashkent Mustaqillik Maydoni Rabati Malik Siyob Bazaar Square of Martyrs in Uzbekistan Tashkent
Tashkent
Tower

Natural

Lakes

Aydar Lake Lake Charvak

National parks

Chatkalskiy State Nature Reserve Zaamin National Park

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Iranian architecture

Styles

Parsian

Achaemenid pre-Parsian

Parthian

Khorasani Sasanian

Other

Azeri Isfahani Razi

Types

Bazaars Caravanserais Khaneqah Mosques Tekyeh

Elements

Ab anbar Andaruni Biruni Burj Chahartaq Dalan e Vorudi Gonbad Hashti Howz Imamzadeh Iwan Kariz Kucheh Panjdari Persian Garden (hayāt) Qanat Robats Sahn Shabestan Talar Windcatchers Yakhchal

Traditional cities

Amol Andijan Baku Bam Bukhara Ctesiphon Derbent Ganja Gur-e-Amir Hatra Herat Isfahan Kashan Khiva Khorramabad Mashhad Merv Nakhchivan Nishapur Persepolis Qazvin Qom Samarkand Shahrisabz Shiraz Susa Tabriz Takht-e Soleymān Tehran Yazd

Theory and analysis

Islamic architecture Traditional Persian residential architecture Traditional water sources of Persian antiquity

Lists

Architects of Iran Args, castles, and ghal'ehs List of ab anbars of Qazvin List of mosques List of ziyarat-gahs

Coordinates: 39°46′N 64°26′E / 39.767°N 64.433°E / 39.767; 64.433

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 127866795 GND: 4008584-3 BNF:

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