Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque

Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque
Magok-i-Kurpa mosque 01.jpg
The entrance iwan of Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque.
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationBukhara, Uzbekistan
Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque is located in Uzbekistan
Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque
Shown within Uzbekistan
Geographic coordinates39°46′25″N 64°25′00″E / 39.7737°N 64.4167°E / 39.7737; 64.4167Coordinates: 39°46′25″N 64°25′00″E / 39.7737°N 64.4167°E / 39.7737; 64.4167
Architecture
Typemosque
StyleIslamic architecture
Persian architecture
Completed1637
Dome(s)12

The Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque is a historical mosque in the Uzbek city of Bukhara. It was built in 1637. The mosque is located in the historical center of Bukhara, about 250 meters southwest of Po-i-Kalyan and 10 meters west of Toqi Telpak Furushon trading dome. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Bukhara.[1]

Architecture

The Magok-i-Kurpa mosque has a rectangular ground plan of 15 × 24 square meters. It has two storeys, with the lower storey, down a staircase, almost entirely below the surface of the earth. Therefore, the mosque also has its name addition "Magok-i" which means "in the hole" or "in the subsoil". Another "subsoil" mosque is the Magok-i-Attari Mosque located about 150 meters southeast.

The roof carries twelve domes. The main dome sits on a cylindrical drum and rises 20m above the ground.

See also

References

  1. ^ 602. UNESCO


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