Khiva has got to the list of the most beautiful cities
17 Feb 2017 12:26 pm
Khiva City of Uzbekistan has got to the list of the most beautiful cities on the version of the Telegraph
Legend of the founding of the city tells that the city has grown around the well Kheivak, the water from which had an amazing flavor, and the well was dug on the orders of Shem, the son of biblical Noah. In Ichan Kala (inner city of Khiva), and nowadays you can see this well. Khiva was one of the cities of ancient Khorezm, which was a large state located in the west of Central Asia, south of the Aral Sea. According to archaeological data, Khiva was founded more than 2500 years ago. In ancient times the city was known as Kheivak. According to legend, Khiva was founded by one of the prophets. In its history, the city has experienced Achaemenid conquest and flowering periods, when the boundaries of the ancient Khorezm extended to Colchis. The list also includes Moscow, Jerusalem, New York, Paris and other cities.