The Khan’s Shrine (with the Small Minaret)

The Khan’s Shrine (with the Small Minaret)

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The Khan’s Tomb was built of white limestone in the early XIV century. In the middle of the XIV century it was reconstructed to become a complex of four tombs stretched in the east-west direction, mentioned in historical sources since the XVIII c.

The building is a small domed structure without a portal dimensioned 8.5×8.5 m. It is an example of cubic mausoleums with a central dome widely spread in Muslim Oriental countries.

The Small Minaret was erected in the second half of the XIV century of cut tuff and limestone blocks on the model of the Big Minaret of the Cathedral Mosque. The Minaret is approximately 10 meters in height. There is a stone spiral staircase of 45 steps inside the Minaret leading to the upper space.

The arched entrance of the minaret and the ornamental niche in the western part of the foundation are richly decorated with the use of a fine stone carving technique.

The small minaret is one of the medieval religious architectural monuments that have survived in their original state.

The Khan’s Tomb and Small Minaret Complex is located near the Memorial Sign to Sahabs, the White Chamber, the Black Chamber, the Eastern Chamber and the Mausoleum Complex.


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