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NEW YEAR IN THE EAST, NAVRUZ

For many thousands of years, Eastern people have been congratulating each other with New Year at this day (“navruz” means “new”), when Nature wakes up and true Spring comes.

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CHASHMA AYUB

In the days before Bukhara even existed, a millenium before Islam was even a glimmer in the Prophet’s eye, the prophet came to the Zerafshan Valley and witnessed a great and terrible drought.

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KOSH MADRASSAH

Kosh means ‘double’ and is a general architectural term that can refer to any two opposing or facing halves of an ensemble.

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ALISHER NAVOI THEATRE

The first in Central Asia professional musical theatre was founded in 1929 by a team of enthusiasts from the ethnographic ensemble headed by M. Kari-Yakubov.

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CHOR MINOR

The Chor Minor ‘Four Minarets’ in Bukhara is one of the most charming and quirky buildings in the city, all the more surprising because, built-in 1807, it dates from a period of suffocating cultural stagnation.

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HANDMADE SILK CARPET

Carpet-weaving is one of the oldest types of applied arts which Uzbekistan is famous for. Eastern carpets live long lives.

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KARAKALPAKIA — TERRA INCOGNITA. PART 2

There is one more evidence that Zoroastrianism and Nestorianism were existing peacefully side by side that is a pattern in architecture called “Zoroastrianism Butterfly” that reminds Nestorian cross.

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Uzbekistan 2022