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Inner dome, Turabeg Khanum mausoleum

Inner dome, Turabeg Khanum mausoleum

Konye-Urgench

There are 365 geometric patterns in the dome - one for each day of the year, 24 arches under the dome - one for each hour of the day, and the building is 12-sided, one for each month of the year. It is a double dome although the external dome is in fragments. There is doubt as to the nature of the building; some think it was a palace. Turabeg Khanum was daughter of Uzbek Khan, the khan in power at the time of Ibn Battuta's visit.

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