Mausoleum of Rabigi Sultan Begim

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Mausoleum of Rabigi Sultan Begim

Mausoleum of Rabigi Sultan Begim
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Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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The mausoleum is a beautiful monument of eastern architecture. Its central part is made in the form of a cylinder, the top is covered with domes. The mausoleum consists of five rooms. The monument has survived to our time in a very poor, destroyed state. The first research work was carried out in 1954 by the scientist K.A.Shaurin. In 1980, thanks to restoration work, the monument acquired its orig
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Tomb of Timur's great grand daughter
Jul 2018 • Family
Rabigha-Sultan Begum was the daughter of Ulugh Beg, who was a grandson of Timur, and famous astronomer and scientist in Uzbekistan. The remains of the observatory built by Ulugh Beg is in Samarkand, along with a statue dedicated to him. His remains are in Timur's mausoleum in Samarkand. He has thirteen wives, and Rabigha-Sultan Begum was one of his many daughters.She lived during the 15th century, and her husband who was ruler of the Uzbek region at the time, decided to build a mausoleum as a tribute to her.

The mausoleum was destroyed by the Russians in 1898.It was restored between 1980-1994. The replica is 20 meters tall and 11 meters wide.The beautiful turquoise coloured dome sits atop a circular structure with intricate designs. The interior has five rooms. No access is possible, so we took photos from outside. It is easy to overlook the beauty of this structure, when compared to the huge mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. The link to Timur is important, and this is the only area in Kazakhstan where these structures, which would not be out of place in Uzbekistan, can be seen.

The other buildings in the complex that may be viewed include; the underground mosque, juma mosque and bath house. The entrance to the complex and recreated fortress walls are also great photo opportunities.
Written September 23, 2018
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