The Yunus Khan Mausoleum was built in Khiva between 1558 and 1559. It is located south of the Khoja Maram Medrese and is part of the Ichan-Kala settlement of Khiva.
It is a mausoleum with a two-domed portal and a tomb. The two rooms are covered with conical domes.
He was one of the predecessors of the Khorezm-Khan dynasty. Yunus-Khan was buried in one of the rooms of the mausoleum in Khiva. It is still unknown who is buried in the second tomb.
According to ancient legend, the city of Khiva was built around a well dug by one of the descendants of the biblical Noah. According to legend, the water in this well was particularly pure and delicious. It still stands in the city and is one of the monuments of antiquity. Khiva was founded more than 2.5 centuries ago, after which it became one of the richest and most prosperous settlements of Khorezm. At the beginning of its development, the city was succeeded by various ruling dynasties, it was repeatedly conquered by warlike tribes, and at the beginning of the XIII century, the troops of Genghis Khan destroyed almost the entire city.
In the middle of the XIII century, the city became the centre of the Khiva Khanate and the second period of development and prosperity, one of the most important and largest centres of Islam in the Orient. The city is rich in magnificent monuments, among which one can discover both secular and religious buildings.