Kalta Minar Minaret (Khiva, Uzbekistan)

Kalta Minar Minaret (Khiva, Uzbekistan)

Kalta Minar Minaret (Khiva, Uzbekistan).

The minaret is known for its incompleteness as well as for its unique decoration (Kalta Minar is the only minaret completely covered with glazed tiles and majolica).

Kalta Minar minaret (short) was conceived by Muhammad Amin-khan as the largest in the Muslim East (base diameter – 14.2 m). According to the plan the height of the minaret was 70-80 m, and the diameter was to decrease sharply with the height, which would make the minaret more durable. But the construction stopped at a height of 29 m.

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