Madrassah of Muhammad Amin Khan
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The biggest medieval madrassah in Khiva, the Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan (1845-1855) is located opposite to Kunya-Ark at the gates of Ata-darvaza. Its area is 78×60 m. The Madrassah has 125 hudjras and could receive up to 260 pupils. The portal is crowned with five domes and flanked by corner towers.
An inscription reads: “This perfect building will eternally stand, enlightening our descendants”. Hudjras on the second floor have loggias. They give a distinctive look to the madrassah – open arch niches along the external perimeter of the building. The rich decor includes brick mosaics, majolica, ornamentally carved doors and ganch lattices (pandjara) of windows.