The ancient settlement of pre-Mongol Gurgandzh - Dashkala - is in fасе a polygon surrounded by a deep moat and a high rampart . At its bas e lie the ruins of a burnt-brick wall. In Dashkala there are also the ruins of "the Gate of caravan serai", the rem ains of the minaret of Mamun and Dzhuma mosque.
The fragment of "the Gate of caravan serai" - peshtak - is covered by a decor from fancy carved little bricks of natural beige color with pattern inserts of dark blue, white and turquoise from the outside. The majority of researchers agrees that this peshtak is too fancy for a caravan serai and most likely used to belong to the palace of Khorezmshakhs or a major madrasah . The only known fact is that it was deliberately destroyed by Tamerlane and later, the caravan serai was built around the survived portal.
The ancient settlement of Dashkala existed in Mongolian, Timurid and post Timurid periods.
Mausoleum of Il-Arslan
Mausoleum of Khoresmshakh Tekesh
|Mausoleum of Nadzhimetdin Kubra
Mausoleum of Tyurabek-khanym
Minaret of Kutlug-Timur
Minaret of Mamun