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Morning of Madrasah Mir-i-Arab , Bukhara

Among the large number of the madrassahs built in Bukhara in the 16th century Miri-Arab Madrassah stands out as a real masterpiece.

It was built on an elevated platform right across from the Kalyan Mosque. This architectural technique, called kosh, was quite common in the Middle Ages. After Miri-Arab Madrassah had been constructed, Poi Kalyan Square reached its logical completion.

Miri-Arab Madrasah is still one of the world’s famous and largest Islamic colleges. People passing through here early in the morning and move on to the mosque and worship.

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  • Uploaded on August 20, 2011
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    by ssSUH
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S
    • Taken on 2011/07/31 10:08:03
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash