Madrassah of Muhammad Rahim Khan
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The madrassah of Muhammad Rahim-khan is located opposite the gates of Kunya-Ark. The madrassah is one of the biggest in Khiva. It was constructed in 1876 on the orders of Seyid Muhammad-Rahim II (1863-1910), known also as a poet under the assumed name of Feruzshah.
In 1873, the Russian army invaded the khanate and established a Russian protectorate. The rectangular building of the madrassah has a four-aivan courtyard and small towers at its corners. Wings with a five-beam arcade of niches flank its portal. Hudjras are roofed with “balkhi” domes and have utility rooms, in addition to dwelling rooms.