Tyurabek-khanym Mausoleum, dated to the middle of XIV century and belonging to the time of the governing of Sufi Dynasty in the Old Urgench, is the real pearl of Khorezm and whole Turkmen агсhitecture. The high and light 6-faceted hall of about 100 sq. m is the peculiarity of this creature.
Its walls are decorated with coloured mosaic. Above the halt as If it soars in the air is the inverted spherical bowt, where is the beautiful colourful and delicate mosaic panel with the ornaments of stars and flowers.
From this halt it is possible to go down to the crypt, where the ashes of the several representatives of the Dynasty buried. Above the building the dark blue glaze marquee was formerly raised. Only the small and very indicative fragment was remained from this.
The outside dome of Mausoleum had the shape similar to the adjacent Mausoleum of Khorezmshakh Tekesh, that is in the shape of the cone. It is a very dangerous action tо restore it and at the same time it is inadmissible if follow to the international norms of the preservation of the historical monuments prohibiting the reconstruction of the lost parts of the building, taking into account that nobody knows how did they look.
Therefore, it was decided to preserve the remained parts of the outside dome thoroughly in order to prevent its further destruction and to cover its saved surface with the special layer.
photo: Zeiss Loxia 21mm
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