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Al-Khwārizmī, in full Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, (born c. 780—died c. 850) was Muslim mathematician and astronomer whose major works introduced Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concepts of algebra into European mathematics. Latinized versions of his name and of his most famous book title live on in the terms algorithm and algebra.
Al-Khwārizmī was born in Khiva and lived in Baghdad, where he worked at the “House of Wisdom” (Dār al-Ḥikma) under the caliphate of al-Maʾmūn. The House of Wisdom acquired and translated scientific and philosophic treatises, particularly Greek, as well as publishing original research. Al-Kwārizmī’s work on elementary algebra, Al-Kitāb al-mukhtaṣar fī ḥisāb al-jabr waʾl-muqābala (“The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing”), was translated into Latin in the 12th century, from which the title and term Algebra derives.

In the pictures from Khiva, I saw his monument. As a physicist and computer user, I wanted to see it. when I was in Khiva I forgot about it and only at home, I realized I haven't seen the monument. I looked at the pictures in Google to see where it could be> I read in Wikipedia, checked in the Google map. I identified the place. Then I analyzed my photos from the area. Here they are. I am quite sure that the monument should be there. But why it isn't there? What has happened?
Ambdsudi, Ian and Luciano were in Khiva. Have you seen the monument?

The TE pictures with the monument: here, here and here.

You can see the place on the map.

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The map of Khiva

The view in the opposite direction.

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