Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Bukhara: Ulug Beg and Abdul Aziz Madrassas
Here's another kosh or pairing of madrasas. One of them, the madrasa of Ulug Beg, is from 1417, which makes it 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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