4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Madrasa of Ulugh Beg in Samarqand (1417-20). Standing in front of the Registan square, this four-iwan madrasa has four domed chambers on the corners, possibly functioning as mausolea, and a vaulted prayer hall on the iwan axis. The Registan square was defined later by the addition of two other madrasas to form a locus of urban life.

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