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Sayfad-Din Boharzi and Bayankulikhan mausoleum

The territory of the Fatkhabad settlement in the eastern part of Bukhara used to be a location of a centralized cultic establishment which was established near the grave of a local sheikh, poet and a theologian Sayfad-Din Boharzi who lived in 1190-1261.

The Bayankulikhan mausoleum was constructed in 1358 near the burial place of Boharzi. Additionally at the end of the 14th century, at the location of an ancient burial vault of the sheikh the Sayfad-Din Boharzi, a mausoleum had been built and is preserved up to present times.
The Sayf ad-Din Boharzi mausoleum has impressive curvcs and architectural lines and at the same time attracts one’s interest with its simplicity and clarity of the design. The building has a complex structural plan; the burial vaults (gurhana). the pilgrimage area (ziyaratkhana). There are two domes above that - the bigger and the smaller one. Absolutely no decoration can be observed both inside and outside the building. The only architecturally significant element of the construction is the wooden gravestone of the 14th centuiy which was placed in gurhana.
The Bayankulikhan mausoleum is a double-room premise encircled with a hidden corridor. The mausoleum has a singular rectangular shape. The main facade of the building is complimented by the portal ark which is hardly-identifiable among the mausoleum walls. The rest of the facades are glazed with the domes being comparatively squat. Ziyaratkhana is father small and shady. The elegance and magnificence of the Bayankulikhan mausoleum architecture is emphasized by curvy spray terracotta of blue, dark-blue and white tones.

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