Chor-Bakr Necropolis

Location - Bukhara

Chor-Bakr is an ancient necropolis adjacent to the suburbs of Bukhara. It is a fairly large historical complex. The Djuibar seiids make up the bulk of the graves in this "dead city", and "Chor-bakr", the nickname of the necropolis, translates as "four brothers Bakr". The oldest burial in the necropolis is the grave of Abu Bakr, the first caliph and askhab of the Muhammad Prophet, who was born in 573 and was the third of the men who accepted the Islamic religion. Next, close relatives from the Bakr clan joined the holy burial place, forming a family burial vault, but soon the tradition was changed and all members of the dynasty were buried there.

Chor-Bakr Necropolis

In the 16th century, a khanaka, a madrassa and a mosque were added to the cemetery, and in the 20th century the complex was supplemented by a small minaret. There is a Chor-god garden in the north of the necropolis, completely planted with trees, vineyards and flowers. Local parishioners often sit on the benches in the shady garden, asking the Almighty for their wishes. This place attracts tourists with its indescribable atmosphere of afterlife, calmness, mixed with a certain mysticism, felt among dozens of tombstones. In the necropolis there is an indestructible silence, occasionally interrupted by peacock flights and the steps of believers. Traveling along the city, do not miss the opportunity to visit this holy place of prayer - the ancient city of the dead, included in the world heritage of UNESCO.

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