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Mausoleum of Mashkhur Kopeiuly.

Architectural monuments of Pavlodar region.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Mausoleums of Bayanaul district.

The mausoleum of Mashkhur-Zhusup Kopeiuly is located at an altitude of 347 meters above sea level, located among numerous lakes in the Eskeldy tract, in the northern part of the Kazakh hills, in the Zhanazhol rural district, 16 kilometers to the north and slightly east of the village of Zhanazhol, 15.7 kilometers to the south and slightly west of the village of Beskauga, 47 kilometers southwest of the village of Sluzhon, in the Bayanaul district, in the southwest of the Pavlodar region. 
It is known that shortly before his death, Mashkhur Zhusup ordered the construction of his own mausoleum to begin. He was buried there, but in 1952 the mazar was destroyed by the authorities, dissatisfied with the public pilgrimage to the grave. In 1978, the tombstone of Mashkhur-Zhusup was restored.
It is known that during his lifetime the poet predicted his death at 73 years old. During his lifetime he built a grave consisting of two rooms. “When you dig, the earth will go a little deeper and you will find a blue stone, and give it to me without breaking it,” he ordered.
When a blue stone 20-30 cm thick in width and length was taken out from the depths of the grave, the poet Mashkhur-Zhusup Kopeev said:
“The expected stone turned out to be intact, undamaged.”
According to the saint, in the summer months, when the Moon rises, in the morning hours moon rays fall from the sky through the open door to the blue stone, after which a healing substance appears in the soil.
The blue stone is now kept as a museum relic in the poet's museum.
In 2006, a new mausoleum of the scientist Mashkhur Zhusup Kopeev was reconstructed and erected. Council for the construction of the mausoleum of M.Zh. Kopeev consisted of 13 people, whose members are Doctor of Philology, grandson of the poet Kuandyk Zhusupov, chief imam of the mosque in Pavlodar Zhumabay kazhy Ykylaslas, director of the Center for Mashkhur Studies at Pavlodar State University. S. Toraigyrova Aitmukhamed Turyshev, director of the Center for History and Ethnography of the Region named after E. Bekmakhanov Amantay Kudabaev, honorary citizens of Bayanaul district Mukaram kazhy Shulembaev, Zekebay Soltanbaev and elder of the village Burkitbai Madin.
On November 11, 2006, more than 10,000 people gathered at the opening of the mausoleum, about 150 yurts were erected, and the Minister of Culture, Information and Public Harmony of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed was present,
Secretary of State Oralbay Abdikarimov, prominent statesman, scientist, Doctor of Philosophy, professor, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhabaikhan Abdildin, Kazakh literary scholar, Doctor of Philology, professor, writer Rymgali Nurgali, head of department of the Institute oriental studies named after R.B. Suleimenova, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Meruert Abuseitova, public figure, scientist, academician Garifolla Yesim, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Philology, Professor Akseleu Seydimbek.
During the reconstruction, the project for the reconstruction of the mausoleum, the construction of which was carried out in the ancient Turkic style, proposed by the Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov, was approved.
The project is distinguished by the architectural features of ancient Turkic tribes and original expressions of Islam. The mausoleum is a complex with fourteen-meter minarets. There are 73 steps leading to the mausoleum - exactly how many years Mashkhur Zhusip lived. There is a hotel for pilgrims and a modern museum. 
The mausoleum of Mashkhur Zhusip consists of 2 parts: 
- one – namazkhana,
- another room with a tombstone and a chest in which the tomb of a saint made of marble from Kordai is kept.
The total area of the mausoleum is 1028 square meters, the room where the remains of the saint are kept is 47.5 square meters, the prayer area is 73.4 square meters. The height of the mausoleum is 14 meters. The castle and chest weighing 9.5 tons are made of marble.
The 99 names of Allah are carved on the inside of the dome. At the entrance to the mausoleum, verses of the Koran are written. On the sides of the staircase there are marble steles with poems by Mashkhur-Zhusup.
The gilded entrance door is decorated with inlay and artistic carvings by the zerger master Kyrym Altynbekov. The architecture of the mausoleum shows a combination of Islamic and Turkic styles. The tomb is divided into two spacious halls - gurkhan and ziratkhana. The first is intended for prayers and rest for visitors.
Geographic coordinates of Mashkhur Kopeiuly mausoleum: N51°08'15 E74°56'21

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