Photographer's Note

Travels on the Silk Road: Khiva again
The wooden door can be found inside the Fortress Kunya Ark in Ichan Kala (former Kath) in Khiva, it dates presumably from the 18th century. Wooden elements on the outside of buildings are well preserved in his extremely dry climate. The Khan of Khorezm, his administration and military lived in Kunya Ark. The last Khan, Abdullah Khan, renounced the throne in 1920 in favor of a Temporary Revolutionary Committee. A Republic of Khorezm was then created that in 1924 was incorporated into the Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan.
(Information from S. Saidnazarov &U. Yusupov,2001. Khiva Guidebook. RUZ Co. Moscow)
The slide was scanned, the pic sharpened, color temperature adjusted and contrast increased by 12%

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