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    Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

    • Turkestan, Kazakhstan
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      Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, located in the city of Turkestan, Kazakhstan. This is a unique monument of the distant and glorious past of the Kazakh people. The mausoleum was built on the grave of the outstanding poet of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in 1385. Poems Yassavi, in which he urged people to be good, entered the world cultural heritage of the peoples of Asia. After the death of the poet was buried with great honor in a small mausoleum, and after 233 years on the orders of the commander and ruler Tamerlane his grave was erected a large memorial complex.

      Memorial mausoleum complex consists of a large rectangular building. The thickness of the walls up to 2 meters, and in the central hall of more than 3 meters. Around the central hall is located about 35 rooms, the roof has many domes, one of which diameter 2.45 meters is the largest in the whole of Central Asia. Very nice and the interior of the mausoleum, the tomb of the poet's door is decorated with intricate carvings on valuable ivory. This is a unique example of medieval architecture, which annually come to see residents and pilgrims from around the world.

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