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Zindon information

Bukhara , Uzbekistan
admission 2300S
Opening hours
9am-5pm Wed-Mon
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Behind the Ark is Zindon, the jail, now euphemistically called the Museum of Law & Legislation . Cheerful attractions include a torture chamber, shackles used on prisoners and several dungeons, including the gruesome fourth cell, the 6.5m deep kanakhona (bug pit), where Stoddart and Conolly languished in a dark chamber filled with lice, scorpions and other vermin. There are also some fascinating early 20th century photographs of pre-Soviet Bukhara taken by Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.