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Shah-Fazil Mausoleum

Published: 30 june 2014
  The construction of Shah-Fazil Mausoleum supposedly refers to the XI-XII centuries. This major historical and architectural complex of Central Asian combines monuments of different eras. The mausoleum is located in the Jalal-Abad region in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The complex includes a monument of nature - the sacred mountain Archa-Mazar and the monument of the Bronze Age XVIII-XIX centuries. Later, the complex included Alamberdar mausoleum of XIX century, holy hermit cave, Shah-Fazil mausoleum and Safid-Bulent mausoleum. A characteristic feature of these sites is the combination of austerity and luxury decoration, presented in the form of carvings of blue, yellow and red colors.

  It is a square building, height of which 11 metres. The interior of the mausoleum is decorated with ganch carvings. The legend says that there was an attack on defenseless people, in which 2700 soldiers were killed. Local girl Bulan washed decapitated heads in order to find the head of her beloved. According to excavations of scientists, ruler of Fergana Mahmud ibn Nasir, known as Shah Fazil was buried here, in his honor the mausoleum Shah Fazil was built here.  

  In 2003 the building of the mausoleum was renovated. Nowadays, Shah Fazil mausoleum is not only a great scientific and historical value but a place of regular pilgrimage.


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