Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, Nakhchivan

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One of the most iconic landmarks of Nakhchivan is without doubt the Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. The ten-sided structure, adorned with intricate mosaics and tilework, dates all the way back to the 12th-century, when it was built by the famous architect Ajemi Nakhchivani. Its construction was commissioned by a local ruler, Shamsaddin Eldeniz, in honour of his beloved wife Momine Khatun. Use our Nakhchivan trip tool to add Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and other attractions to your Nakhchivan vacation plans.
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  • This is a historical site with a brick tower and beautiful yard and stone statue in nakhchivan. It is possible in half day city tour  more »
  • it is a good place to visit if you are interested in history and architecture. It has been restored and the original.dates back to 12th century. For Muslims it is interesting to note SURA YASEEN...  more »
  • The mausoleum was erected by atabek Dzhahan Pehlivan in April 1186 for his mother Momine-Khatun, who is considered with her husband, the first atabek Shams ad-Din al-Deniz (the father of Dzhahan Pehlivan) the ancestors of the Eldegiz dynasty and the founder of the state of Atabeks. The most outstanding landmark Nachchivan is skillfully decorated with a complex geometric pattern and quotes from the Koran. Grand decahedral mausoleum was the real medieval skyscraper reaching 34 meters in height. Today it is only 25 meters high. Each side of the surface is completely covered with exquisitely carved Arab writings in kufic style, styled as geometric patterns. What is more, ornaments of the nine out of ten (sides) are different. Only one repeats itself, on the recess where it was supposed to be an exit. The top of the mausoleum is decorated by a skilful stalactite composition.
  • It is a high adobe building placed in a garden.i remember gonbad tower in iran when i see it.they have some likness.

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