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Kurinysh Khana in Bukhara.

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The oldest of the surviving buildings of the Arch - Kurinish Khana. It is a vast courtyard, intended for receptions and coronations. It is paved with stone and is surrounded by a gallery on wooden columns.
Opposite the entrance was placed the throne of the ruler on four carved pillars of Nurata marble, the bases of which depict lions. In 1910, the last Bukharan Amir Alim Khan was crowned here.
The flooded chamber on the right side was the treasury, and behind it was a harem.
The roof of the building collapsed during the bombing of the Red Army in 1920.

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