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    Mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad and madrassas

    • Shahrtuz, Tajikistan
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    • Mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad and madrassas - is one of the most famous and prominent historical monuments in Central Asia. It is located in the south of Tajikistan, in the village Shaartuz, 6 kilometers from Shahritus, in the lower reaches of the river Kofarnihon.

      Mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad and madrassas are characterized by excellent proportions and traditional decorative brickwork. Incidentally, the structures are among the oldest buildings of the Muslim republics of Tajikistan and fully reflects the cultural and aesthetic Their views of the people - XII centuries, embodies the history of an era.

      The first detailed study of the Mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad and madrassas happened in the XX century. Khoja Mashhad was a well known figure in the Islamic world, a missionary and a fairly rich man. According to historians madrassas built at his own expense, and after his death here and buried. Some legends say that the mausoleum came in one night and considered a miracle sent by Allah.

      Mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad and madrasah consists of two buildings of brick, interconnected archway. At first glance they may seem quite the same, but it is not. West Building dekaravana "elkavay" Moore, and east - figured using brick corners. Around the mausoleum is a spacious rectangular courtyard, which is surrounded by the remains of the destroyed buildings and cardiac walls.

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