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Mechet Khazrat Imom

Apparently on the site of Khazrat-Imam Mausoleum there once was a building, subsequently destroyed, in whose thick corner pylons the mausoleum was built in. Conical forms of tent-like dome, the base and other architectural elements evidence the participation of architects from Khoresm in the construction of the Mausoleum. The main portal decorated with huge pylon is oriented westward to face the Dorut-Tillavat ensemble. The pylon is covered with mosaics of glazed bricks. The most remarkable peculiarity of the Mausoleum is its top consisting of three domes. The inner dome covered with ganch stalactites serves a decorative function. Above this dome there is a load-bearing structural dome supported by the arched pendentives. The third tent-like dome resting on the faceted drum rises to a height of 27 metres. The eastern part of the mausoleum still bear clear traces of two-storey extentions and walls – the ruins of a construction that has not survived.

photo: Zeiss Loxia 21mm

original size 28000x14000

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Copyright: Flaviopsv
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 05/08/2019
Uploaded: 10/10/2019
Updated: 11/10/2019


Tags: mausoleum; history; historic; religion; travel; architecture; art; decoration; mosque; mosaic; tiles; sony; zeiss
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