Travel to Uzbekistan: Bukhara: Ulug Beg and Abdul Aziz Madrassas
Here's another kosh, or doubling of madrasas. One, that of Ulug Beg, is from 1417 and is the oldest madrasa in Central Asia.
Here's its heavily restored facade. The doors carry an inscription from Ulug Beg, to the effect that all Muslims should yearn for knowledge.
Detail of embedded decorative column.
The interior of the madrasa has lost most of its ornament.
Another of the iwans.
Across the street: the Abdul Aziz Khan Madrasa, from 1651-2.
Detail from facade.
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