Chashma Ayub Mausoleum

Chashma Ayub Mausoleum in Bukhara

Chashma Ayub Mausoleum in Bukhara is a religious building and a holy place in the city center. The Chashma Ayub mausoleum was built by XIII-XIV centuries by Khorezm masters during the rule of Amir Temur. Which includes a mausoleum and a sacred source. Today, the Chashma Ayub mausoleum houses the Water Museum.

Chashma Ayub, or Job's spring, is located near the Samani mausoleum. Its name is said to reflect a legend that states the prophet Job ("Ayub" in the Quran) visited this place and brought forth a spring of water by the blow of his staff on the ground. The water of this well is said to be exceptionally pure, and is regarded for its supposed "healing qualities." The current edifice at the site was constructed during the reign of Timur, and features a Khwarazm-style conical dome that is otherwise uncommon in the region.

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