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Zangi-ata complex

Zangi-ata complex is situated in Zangi-ata settlement near Tashkent in southwestern direction. Architectural monuments which had been constructed at the site of sheikh Ay-Hodja burial, nicknamed Zangi-ata, represent great historical and artistic value.

According to the legend, sheikh was a patron saint of shepherds and his nickname means “black”. It is also believed that the origin of Zangi-ata complex and mausoleum of his wife Ambar-bibi was the initiative of Amir Timur.
Zangi-ata complex comprises of the vault of the saint, funeral mosque, minaret for gathering people for the prayers and a madrasah.
The entrance to the complex lies through gates (darvaza) which are the portal-dome construction with towers at the comers.

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