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Medressas were to some extent similar to European universities. Both students and their teachers were living together (like in some colleges) and specific scientific subjects were taught in each medressa (like in case of a faculty).

Published in Khiva

An emblem of Khiva, the unfinished Kalta Minor Minaret stands next to the Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa. The khan of Khiva decided to build the tallest minaret in entire Central Asia and   construction was started in 1851. However the minaret never got completed because Mohammed Amin Khan died abruptly in a battle in 1855.

Published in Khiva