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Hazrati Imam Complex, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Hazrat Imam Complex is popularly known as Hast-Imam located in an old residential district of Tashkent, Sibzar. According to scientists, it was the center of the city called Shash in the middle ages. The complex of historical and architectural monuments formed around Mazar Kaffallya ash-Shashi – the first Imam and preacher of Islam in Tashkent, also he was the famous theologian and linguist, after whom the complex was named “Hazrat Imam” (“The Holy Imam”).
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Tashkent / Uzbekistan / Central Asia
The Medressa Kukaldosh is one of the ancient architectural monuments in Tashkent. It was build in the period of 1551-1575 in a traditional oriental style.
From the earliest times the medressa (school for religion and science) was a centre of knowledge. Because of heavy earthquakes the building had to be restored several times.
The medressa was converted into a caravanserai in the 18th century, then it served as a fortress. In the 20th century it was a museum, first of atheism, and later of folk music. In the 1990s, the building was made a madrasah again. And finally in May 2019 Markus get the chance to visit this place.