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The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

What is pictured here is not original from the 5th century, the city having sufferd many invasions over the centuries with much having to be re-built in recent times

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

Abū ĎAbd Allāh Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (c790-840AD)

The word algorithm derives from his name and he is credited with writing the first book on algebra.

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

The locals are friendly

The locals are friendly

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan with its Kalta-Minor - "short minaret"

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan with its Kalta-Minor - "short minaret"

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan with its Kalta-Minor - "short minaret"

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan with its Kalta-Minor - "short minaret"

The inner citadel of the city - Kunya-Ark (Old Fortress) 17thC

"The harem on the hill of Ak-Sheikh-bobo"; the highest point of the inner city which served as a lookout

The Khan's throne, Kunya-Ark

An example of the ornately carved wooden doors

The inner citadel of the city - Kunya-Ark (Old Fortress) 17thC

The acient walled city of Khiva (circa 5thC)

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan with its Kalta-Minor - "short minaret"

Madrassah of Muhammad-Rahim-Khan (1876)

The "short minaret"

An example of the ornate art designs on the buildings

Kunya-Ark, Ak-Sheikh-bobo, Mosque

An example of the ornate art designs on the buildings

An example of the ornate art designs on the buildings

Tash-Hauli's Harem

Tash-Hauli's Harem

An acrobatic show

An acrobatic show

Friendly locals

Islam-Khodia Ensemble (1908)

Palvan-Darvaza - Eastern gates

Islam-Khodia Ensemble (1908)

Pahlavan-Mahmud Necropolis

A wedding shop inside a caravanserai

Tash-Hauli Palace

An example of the ornate art designs on the buildings

Friendly locals

A local dance troupe

A local dance troupe

A local dance troupe

Madrassah of Amir-Tura

A nice place for a beer

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

As the sun goes down over Khiva

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