Khiva (2010 and 2012)

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Gates and walls around old Khiva.

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Statue of Al-Khwarizmi, near Ota-Darvoza gate (third gate shown above). Al-Khwarizmi (c. 780 - c. 850) is a famous mathematician who made multiple contributions to algebra and arithmetic. His name suggests that he was born near Khiva. The word ′′algorithm′′ stems from his name.

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Panoramic views of Khiva from the top of Islam Khoja minaret.

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Islam Khoja minaret (44m high, 10m in diameter at the base).

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Kalta-minor minaret (29m high and 14.5m in diameter at the base). The minaret was intended to be much higher (probably between 70 to 110m). But the ruler of Khiva who wanted it built was killed before completion in 1855 and the construction was stopped.

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Kunya-Ark Citadel: entrance gate and interior.

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Tash Khovli palace. It combines several buildings with three distinct courtyards.

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Juma (Friday) mosque. This beautiful mosque has no portal, no dome, and no courtyard. It consists of a single hall, the ceiling of which rests on 215 wooden pillars. Only a few pillars are original.

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Freshly restored Mohammed Rahim Khan madrasah.

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Old finely crafted doors.

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