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mausoleum outside of Dashoguz | by Carpe Feline
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mausoleum outside of Dashoguz

The largest building in the plain of Konye-Urgench was the Mausoleum of Turabeg Khanum. Turabeg Khanum was the daughter of Uzbek Khan who converted the area to Islam. The building holds a mosaic of 365 interlocking geometric tiles that give the appearance of the night sky. There are arches and niches and tiling that suggest time keeping and calendar keeping.

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Taken on November 13, 2006