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The Ak-mosque

The Ak-mosque (the White-mosque) is located in the ensemble near the Ichan-Kala east gate. Its foundation was placed in 1657, during the reign of the Anush-khan.

The modern building, as the inscription on the doors specifies, was built up in 1838-1842.
It is possible to read the names of Khivan woodcarving masters here: Nur Muhammad, the son of Adin Kalandar, and Kalandar, the son of Seyid Muhammad.
The mosque consists of a dome (the mosque winter building) and ayvan. The white spherical dome overlapped the premises used for prayers, which has the dimensions 6,33 x 6,35 m. The square basis of the dome leads to the building by an expressive stepped profile. The mosque’s mikhrab is located in the centre of the southern wall.

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