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Zirat khana on Shakhi-i-Zinda.

Tours to the holy places of Samarkand.

"The most magnificent of the buildings of Samarkand, Shah-Sindekh (Shahi-Zinda), has already been completely destroyed, and it must be approached with great care, for fear of being crushed by a cracked column or vault"

Travelers of the XIX century.

Architectural tours in the cities of Central Asia.

Zirat Khan built in 1334. Its domed structure and dome is covered with carved glazed terracotta. On one of the walls, under the late plastering, the original flower and vegetable painting was cleared, on the opposite wall there is a complex-shaped pandjara lattice facing the gurkhan.

G.A. Pugachenkova.

Photo by
Alexander Petrov.