Mausoleum of Astana-baba

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Mausoleum of Astana-baba
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This monument of medieval Oriental architecture XI-XII centuries. All under the roof of the mausoleum is located five tombs that have emerged over the years, the mausoleum itself was not created at the same time, and gradually grow with new buildings. Very late is considered an extension room "Gyzlar Bibi", referring to the XVIII century, which is very popular among women pilgrims. The local population it is exactly mazar Astana-baba, the mausoleum of Ali Zaid brothers and Zuveyd Ali mausoleum and their wives - Kyzlyar Bibi.
Mausoleum of Astana-baba is a structure from a flat mud brick and consists of five rooms, which, apparently, were built as new graves. In one of them, say, spread out prayer rugs, prayer hall is located here, and the rest - the graves of saints. In one of them, where there are two graves, hanging signs reading "Zaid Ali" and "Ali Zubaydah."
On one of them the legend that the ruler of Khorasan had a daughter named Zubaydah. Shortly after the wedding, the young woman died and his father ordered to build on the site of its soothing luxurious mausoleum, but immediately collapsed building. Tomb rebuilt twice, but it did not help. To father was an old man in a dream, who advised to build the mausoleum with voady and clay from Mecca. When the local clay admixed clay brought from the shrine of all Muslims, and poured water into the well of Mecca, the mausoleum stood and stands to this day. The water in the well, which has been preserved to our days, it is considered curative. And the place itself is popular with pilgrims as it is to heal sicknesses.
In the ensemble of the mausoleum of Astana-baba noteworthy extraordinary group of four domed volumes combined into a single system input facilities.
Existing ensemble are a few parts: dromos - open corridor, courtyard, portal, indoor corridor, chetyrehpilonny hall, mosque, tomb of Ali Zaid and Zuveyd Ali Khan sofa and a narrow corridor linking the mausoleum Kyzlyar Bibi.
The mosque is the oldest part of the ensemble, and can be dated to the XII century. The original and sophisticated in design mausoleum of Astana-baba, located in Kerki area - 10 kilometers from the city Atamurad of Lebap region.

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10 kilometers from the city Atamurad of Lebap region