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Торговый Купол Чорсу

Trade dome of Chorsu — the historical memorial building located in the central part of the city of Samarkand (Uzbekistan) to the northeast from the area and ensemble Registan, on Tashkent Street. Now carries function of the museum and gallery. Together with other architectural and archaeological historical monuments of Samarkand, enters the list of the World heritage of UNESCO. The name Chorsu is literally translated from Persian as four ways / are expensive.

According to some historical sources, Chorsu builder is the person by the name of Fog-aha. The building was built at the end of the 14th century on the place where there was a crossing of the roads connecting Samarkand with Shakhrisabz, Bukhara and Tashkent. A bit later in it is mute headdresses because of what the building received Timmy's name telpak furushon that in translation from Persian literally means a dome of sellers headdresses were on sale. In the 18th century, on Timmy's place telpak furushon today's building which received the name Chorsu, because of four entrances to the dome-shaped building was built. Walls of the building have the prism form which 12 corners have. At the building one big central dome and four small domes which are located over building entrances. Before the beginning of the 20th century the building was used by merchants and dealers in clothes, headdresses, drugs, books and other things. Around the building there were also benches and small shops of merchants. Since the Soviet period the building was turned into the memorial building, and in it sold only souvenir products and small things of daily use. In 2005 the trade dome was completely restored, at the same time, to restore the full height of the building, the three-meter layer of earth was cleaned off. Now the trade dome of Chorsu also has the status of the memorial building, and is used as the museum and gallery of the fine arts. Many famous Uzbekistan and foreign artists and sculptors expose the works to Chorsu.