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Majestic Imamzadeh Mausoleum in Ganja

28 April 2021 [15:27] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan Culture Ministry has launched a new project "Let's know our Islamic heritage".

The project features short videos highlighting the monuments of Islamic culture in Azerbaijan. 

The Culture Ministry has already provided insight into Imamzadeh Mausoleum in Ganja. 

The mausoleum consists of a complex including walls with entrances, small mosques and funerary monuments.

It is located inside the mosque, bears the grave of one of the sons of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, the grave of one of the sons of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir. 

The central dome of the mosque is decorated with floral elements and symbolic characteristic peacock drawings.

The central dome differs significantly from others in terms of its structure and dimensions. 

The mausoleum was constructed using red bricks and features specific to the Arran Architectural School were used. Small dome cells on the right and left sides of the central dome were later added to the monument in the 13th-16th centuries.

Since 1946, the mausoleum has been known as a shrine to Imamzadeh. 

By order of the President Ilham Aliyev, restoration works were been carried out at the mausoleum in 2010-2015.

Notably, the Culture Ministry has previously lauchned "Know your Christian heritage" project, covering the history of state-protected churches and other temples in Azerbaijan.

The videos dedicated to the Albanian church in Sheki's Kish village, the Alban-Udi Chotari church in Gabala's Nij village, the 19th Kurmyuk temple in Gakh region, the Albanian church (Three Saints Church) and German Lutheran Church in Sheki, Orthodox church in Ganja as well as the Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral in Baku were also released as part of the project. 



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