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dc.coverage.spatial Site: near Karmana (Uzbekistan) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal creation date: 1078-1079 en_US
dc.creator Unknown en_US 1078-1079 en_US 2010-05-18T16:36:51Z 2010-05-18T16:36:51Z 1078-1079 en_US
dc.identifier 144767 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description The Ribat-i Malik caravanserai is an inn house, built by Qaghan ruler Abu'l Hasan Shams al-Mulk Nasr (1068 - 80) towards the end of the eleventh century, between the trade centres of Samarkand and Bukhara. Like the typical Seljuk caravanserai built every 30 kilometres along the Silk Road, the Ribat-i Malik consists of lodging rooms, storerooms, stables, and guard quarters arranged around internal courtyards. However, this caravanserai's fortified walls, defensive towers, monumental interior halls and elaborate portals resemble early Abbasid palaces rather than the common highway stopover. This military-palatial architecture justifies the name ribat or rabat, (Arabic "castle" or "fortress"). The Ribat-i Malik's ruins today stand near the village of Kermine or Nawoiy in Uzbekistan's Navoi province. The Ribat-i Malik is a square, walled enclosure consisting of four court quadrants. These are symmetrically aligned along a primary axis, defined by the single southern entranceway to the complex. A domed space precedes the imposing entrance portal, which then leads to an entrance forecourt. Enclosed courtyards that housed stables and guardrooms flank either side of this forecourt. Further along the axis, a relatively modest portal leads to a multiple domed space, forming the complex's northern end. Smaller, rectangular courts housing ancillary functions and an elaborate set of apartments flank this domed hall. This complex arrangement of private residential functions in a highway inn suggests functions beyond the essential needs of tradesmen. Source: Archnet en_US
dc.description exterior, portal and right portion of wall, 2009 en_US
dc.format.medium brick en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 125073 en_US
dc.rights (c) Igor Demchenko 2009 en_US
dc.subject Palaces en_US
dc.subject Warehouses en_US
dc.subject Forts en_US
dc.subject Lodging-houses en_US
dc.subject Caravanserais en_US
dc.subject Caravans en_US
dc.subject Commerce en_US
dc.subject Khans en_US
dc.subject Travelers en_US
dc.subject Trade routes en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Islamic--Asia, Central en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Islamic --Uzbekistan en_US
dc.subject Ribats en_US
dc.title Ribat-i Malik en_US
dc.title.alternative Ribat-i Malik Caravanserai en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access All rights reserved en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode Rabat-I Malik_04.08.09/P1010065.JPG en_US
vra.culturalContext Uzbek en_US
vra.culturalContext Islamic en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.worktype Fort en_US
vra.worktype Caravanserai en_US
vra.worktype Khan en_US
dc.contributor.display Uzbek, Islamic en_US

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