Ak Mosque

Ak Mosque
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Location
LocationKhiva
CountryUzbekistan
Geographic coordinates41°22′38″N 60°21′41″E / 41.3773°N 60.3615°E / 41.3773; 60.3615Coordinates: 41°22′38″N 60°21′41″E / 41.3773°N 60.3615°E / 41.3773; 60.3615
Architecture
Date established1838–1842

Ak Mosque (Uzbek: Oq masjid / Оқ масжид, lit.'White Mosque') is a 19th century mosque in Khiva, Uzbekistan.[1] It stands in Itchan Kala, the walled old city of Khiva, which is a World Heritage Site.[2] It was built between 1838 and 1842 on older foundations. It consists of a square, domed room (6.35 x 6.35 m), surrounded on three sides by a portico (iwan).[3] Its total size is 25.5 x 13.5 m.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Оқ масжид" [Oq mosque] (PDF). National Encyclopedia of Uzbekistan (in Uzbek). Tashkent. 2000–2005. p. 302.
  2. ^ Itchan Kala, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  3. ^ "Madrasahs, mosques, minarets and mausoleums in Itchan Kala (Khiva's old town)". factsanddetails.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.


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