Mausoleum of Kaja Mashad (IX-XI cc.)

Is 6 km from the district center of Shahritus (ex. Shaartuz) in settlement of Sayed. In fact, monumental two domes of the mausoleum can be seen from afar and impress with their forms. The complex was built entirely of brick and is connected between the domes. Date buildings are not the same. For example, western mausoleum was built as the imitation to the former mausoleum structures, nearly a century ago. That difference between them is about a hundred years.

Architecturally the construction is typical of Central Asia mausoleum complex with a heavy square room in which an octahedron is installed, as a transitional link to the dome, the construction of which, in turn, is a three-refined structure.

Carefully executed masonry walls interrupted inserts pair of vertical bricks composed of alternating vertical protruding bricks and three set at an angle.

The dome at the top plays a main role which is large skylights - the only source of light that penetrates through this opening, gives the internal appearance of the building solemn and stately character.

Besides the main building, the mausoleum-madrasa also consisted of a vast rectangular courtyard, the raw built hudjras intended for seminarians living. In the corners of the main southern facade towered round towers. Also, a detailed archaeological study of the territory of the monument revealed that two connected dome of the mausoleum, were in the past a large ensemble of more advanced composite system.

With regard to the identification of Khoja Mashad, that man existed in reality and he was a well-known figure in the Islamic world as a preacher. Khoja Mashad was rich enough, so many people think that the construction of the madrasah was carried out at his expense, and after his death, his body was buried in the territory of the mausoleum.

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