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Aikozha mausoleum.

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Thomas Fuller.

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The Aikozha mausoleum is located in Karmakchinsky district of Kizilorada region. It’s a domical building without doorway. The mausoleum was named after famous Muslim mentor and spiritual master Aikozha ishan (1773 - 1857) held classes in Tashkent, Bukhara and Afghanistan.
After returning homeland ishan was involved in enlightenment and opened school-madrasah. Nowadays the mausoleum is one of the most interesting historical objects on Southern-Kazakhstan dating back to the XVI - XVII centuries.
In terms of architecture the mausoleum represents square building made of bricks on clay mortar with octagonal dome and middle size windows. The foundation is made of bricks in 20 centimeters deep. Underground height of the foundation outside is 50 centimeters.
Earth cofferdam was made during restorations. Wall thickness reaches 1.4 meters, weld size - up to 5 centimeters. Key item of interior of the mausoleum is a headstone with conical end - sagana. The plastered walls are covered with patterns of ancient Sogdian and Chorasmian motifs. 
The Aikozha Mausoleum is in the list of the most important cultural sites of Kazakhstan. In order to visit the memorial auto routes are organized to Zhanakorgan district which is in half an hour drive from the railway station of Besaryk.
Considering historical value the status of historical and cultural monument was given to the mausoleum by decree of the Ministries Council of Kazakh SSR in 1982. The status is valid today. 

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Authority:
Monuments of culture, architecture and archeology Kyzylorda of area. http://culturemap.kz

Photos
Alexander Petrov.