CEO of UNESCO ODRE Azule, as part of a visit to Kazakhstan, visited the city of Turkestan, where she examined the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi, the first of the heritage of the Central Asian country, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
State Advisor, Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO and Isesko, Yerlan Karin, informed the head of the international organization on steps to ensure the preservation of the country’s historical and cultural heritage.
Mausoleum Khoja Ahmed Yasevi, built at the burial site of the spiritual leader of the Turkic world, known as the symbol of Turkestan, is considered one of the most important works of medieval architecture. The tomb, built around 1389, by order of Tamerland without a single nail, consists of two floors and 35 rooms.
At the entrance to the tomb there is a bronze boiler with a diameter of 2 meters 45 centimeters and weighing 2 tons. It is claimed that the boiler, the so -called “Tai Kazan”, was used to distribute healing water to visitors after Friday prayer.
Also on the territory of the mausoleum there is a mosque, decorated with mosaics and multi -colored tiles with plant ornaments. It is claimed that in this mosque the students of Yasevi prayed.
In addition, on the territory of the mausoleum there is an underground mosque of Hilvet, consisting of 18 rooms at a depth of 4 meters. It is known that Yasevi wrote here his famous work “Sofa-i Hikmet” (Book of Wisdom).