One of the Ma­in Shri­nes of Turk­me­nis­tan

24 December 2021

Our Motherland is the realm of the sun, a country with a rich history. The ruins of the ancient states of Central Asia, recognised as unique sights, are located in its vastness like islets of the past. Many architectural monuments and fortifications have been preserved in the territory of modern Turkmenistan. One of them is the Mausoleum of Abul-Fazl, known also as Serahs-baba. It is located not far from the Old Serahs citadel; it is a vivid specimen of the Serahs architectural school that “thundered” as the most skilful all over the world in the Middle Ages. At that time, Serahs was a flourishing city through which caravans passed along the Great Silk Road.

The mausoleum that is relatively small size arouses admiration for its monumentality, sophisticated forms, perfection and harmonious proportionality. It was built in the 11th century over the tomb of Sheikh Abul-Fazl; it is famous for its magnificent proportions and decoration, which made it one of the most significant monuments of medieval architecture not only in the Serahs oasis, but also in the Central Asian region.

Zi­nyat GAF­FA­RI,
NT. Pho­to: Ha­san MA­GA­DOV.
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