Madrasa and Mausoleum of Bibi-Khanym

The big madrasah built near the cathedral mosque stood there till the middle of the 18th century. It was named after Bibi-Kha- nym too. Originally the madrasah's portal was so large that could compete with the cathedral mosque. It angered Amir Temur and he ordered to reconstruct it. The madrasah was destroyed during Nadir- shah's invasion. At the central axis of madrasah there is a mausoleum which is a tomb of Sarai Mulk-Khanym's mother and two other women from her family. This is a high octahedral structure with a cylin­drical drum and Kufi inscription. The interi­or is decorated with mosaics and vegeta­tive ornaments including landscapes of the Paradise garden.