Resplendent, the summer solstice sunset gilds the citadel of Khiva.
Khiva, the former capital of Khwarazm.
Khwarazm, the region that gave us polymath Muhammad Ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (780-850), who wrote the book Al-Jabr. From his name we have the word “algorithm,” and from Al-Jabr “algebra”.
The sun blazes differently here. And for knowledge, their wise men, too, seemed to burn so intensely.