Khans

Urban Islamic structures providing lodging, storage, and commercial space for traveling merchants, as well as some facilities for trading transactions; similar in general function to "caravanserais" but less fortified, more mercantile, and found in urban contexts.

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28045
Names
khans
khan
chans Dutch
chan Dutch

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Urban Islamic structures providing lodging, storage, and commercial space for traveling merchants, as well as some facilities for trading transactions; similar in general function to "caravanserais" but less fortified, more mercantile, and found in urban contexts.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300250988. The J. Paul Getty Trust.