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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 10 Jan 2017

Necropolis of Khiva Khans, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Muhammad-Rahim-khan I reconstructed Pahlavan-Mahmud's mausoleum so, that necropolis of Qungrad dynasty arose 'at the feet' of the 'Khiva's saint'. Pahlavan-Mahmuas tomb is situated behind a low fence in the western wing and tomb of Muhammad-Rahim-khan I was built on the central axis of the mausoleum in a pentahedral niche. Later, in 1825, there was built the eastern wing where Aliakuli-khan (1825-1842) was buried. Gravestones of these three tombs are decorated with elegant majolica. The marble gravestone of Abulgazi-khan (1603-1664) and probable gravestone of Anush-khan with date of death '1681' were brought into the mausoleum. Its portal pylon has a marble plate with an epitaph to a courtier of llbars-khan II (1728-1740).

Interior Decorations
Interior Decorations

Another Khiva khan Asfendiyar prepared in advance a big family tomb in korikhona of Pahlavan-Mahmud Necropolis. His mother Kutlugbiki4(hanum was buried in thatdahma. However, Asfendi-yarkhan was not. He died out of Ichan-Qala and Khiva tradition did not let the dead body leave the city.
In the yard
In the yard


Richly decorated graves
Richly decorated graves
Ak Mosque
Anush Khah's Bathhouses
Chadra Hauli
Complex of Seyid-Biy and Palvan-Kari Minaret
Djuma Mosque
Islam Khodja Ensemble
Kunya-Ark of Kurinysh-Khan
Madrasah of Arab-Khan and Muhammad-Amin-Inak
Madrasah of Khurdjum and Allakuli-Khan
Madrasah of Kutlug-Murad-Inak and Abdullah-Khan
Madrasah of Matniyaz Divan-Beghi
Madrasah of Muhammad Rahim Khan
Mausoleum of Seyid Ala Ad-Din
Minaret of Djuma Mosque
Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah and Kalta-Minor
Old City
Pahlavan Mahmud Necropolis
Tash Hauli Harem
Tash Hauli Palace