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Monday, July 8, 2019

2019 Arts and Archives: Bukhara the holiest city in Central Asia

One of the many floral wall decoration from the summer residence of Bukhara's last emir, Sayyd Muhammad Alim Khan

Our two days in Bukhara were packed with information and different historic localities and will be reported with two different posts.  The city is more than 2000 years old and said to be the holiest city in Central Asia, it also early on became the intellectual and cultural center of the Islamic world . The Historic Center of Bukhara got the UNESCO World Heritage site designation in 1993 as the most complete example of a medieval Central Asian City.
The crown gate of the Magoki-Attori Mosque, now a carpet museum - this temple originates in the Zoroastrian period (2000 BCE - 7th century CE). It was re-built after the 937 fire that destroyed Bukhara. The most extensive restoration was done in 1546 and the most recent restoration was done in 1970s.  




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