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Zhuban Ana mausoleum.

Monuments of Karaganda region.

“That was the day the ancient songs of blood and war spilled from a hole in the sky
And there was a long moment as we listened and fell silent in our grief and then one by one, we stood tall and came together and began to sing of life and love and all that is good and true
And I will never forget that day when the ancient songs died because there was no one in the world to sing them” 

Brian Andreas.

Historical sights of Karaganda region.

The Zhuban Ana mausoleum dates back to the XI - XII centuries. It is located in the Zhanarkinsky district of the Karaganda region, 2 kilometers north of the 189 junction and 12 kilometers 561 meters west of the Monadyr station, on the right bank of the Sarysu river.
The first written information about the Zhuban-ana mausoleum was given in 1762 by PI Rychkov in the "Printing House of Orenburg". In 1863, Ch. Ch. Valikhanov, who wrote that the grave of Zhuban-ana was revered by the Kazakhs as the tomb of an auliye (saint), made a report about the monument with a drawing and a plan.
At various times there were reports about the mausoleum of P.I. Rychkov (1772), S. Bronevsky (1830), A.I. Levshin (1830), N. Krasovsky (1868), I. Kastanje (1910), in Soviet times - Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR A.Kh. Margulan, who came to the conclusion that the Zhuban-ana mausoleum was a medieval building of the Kypchaks.
The mausoleum is a dome-centric single-chamber structure with internal hemispherical and external hipped-roof domes. The lower volume of the (cubic building) is made of stone slabs and faced with burnt bricks, and from the inside it is plastered with alabaster mortar.
The dome and drum are made of square baked bricks. The transition from the four-sided to the eight-sided one was carried out by the arrangement of arched sails in the corners of the building, and from the eight-sided to the 16-sided one and further to the circle of the dome - with the help of brick consoles.
Fired bricks are applied inside the building from the heels of the arched sails. The hemispherical dome is laid out using the false vault method. The main volume, slightly widening downward, bears a low 8-sided drum topped with an 8-sided dome drum.
The arch of the entrance is lancet. The dimensions of the building along the outer perimeter are 6 × 6 meters, along the inner 4 × 4 meters, the height is 6 meters. The foundation is made of stone slabs approximately 50 centimeters high.
During the construction, bricks with a size of 27 × 27 × 6 centimeters were used.
Legend of Zhuban Ana mausoleum.
Since the Middle Ages, the mausoleum has been revered as "auliye mola". According to legend, in the era of the Altyn Horde, Talmas-ata lived along the Sarysu River, he had a Zhelmai camel. For the night he stayed at Zhuban-ana, then along the Sarysu river he stopped at Bolgan-ana, Belgen-ana.
Zhelmaya galloped like the wind across the sand of Zhetykonyr, stopping at the holy places. Here travelers spent the night, women made pilgrimages. These four historic mausoleums are located along the Sarysu River.
In 1982, the mausoleum was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of the Kazakh SSR of republican significance and taken under state protection.
Geographic coordinates of mausoleum of Zhuban ana: N48 ° 33'46.37 "E70 ° 27'06.48".

Authority and photo:
National Encyclopedia of Kazakhstan, Volume 2.