Chashma-Ayub belongs to esteemed “places of trace” (“kadamjoi”) left by saint persons. A legend says that Prophet Job (Ayub) once visited this place. An impact of his staff made a well (“chashma”). Its water is still pure and considered curative. Legends inform that a cultic construction existed here in the 12th century. Inscription on the portal says that today’s construction was built in the time of Amir Temur. Characteristic feature of Chashma-Ayub is a conic dome, typical for Khorezm architecture of 13th –14th centuries. Probably, Khorezm masters brought to Bukhara by Temur were the builders of Chashma-Ayub.

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