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Azhe-Ata Mausoleum in Sozak.

Tours in the mausoleums of the South Kazakhstan region.

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Monuments of the Sozak district of the South Kazakhstan region.

Even Ata Mausoleum, dated to the end of the XIXth century, is located in the center of the village of Sozak, Sozak District, Turkestan Region. Built of adobe bricks on the foundation, coated on the outside with clay. At the base of the walls is a base with a waterproofing gasket.
It is an example of a memorial structure characteristic of Southern Kazakhstan. A distinctive feature of local mausoleums is a high elongated conical dome mounted on a low 8-sided base. From the outside, wooden blocks are inserted into the masonry of the dome at an equal distance from each other, encircling the dome in the 3rd row.
Inside is a small door on the south side. In the center of the room there is a tombstone made of mud brick. The coordinates of the mausoleum of Azhe-Ata N 44` 08.407: E 068` 28.094`

Azhe-Ata Mausoleum in Sozak.Azhe-Ata Mausoleum in Sozak.Azhe-Ata Mausoleum in Sozak.Azhe-Ata Mausoleum in Sozak.

Authority:
"Code of monuments of the South Kazakhstan region." Architectural and archaeological heritage of the South Kazakhstan region. In the framework of the regional program "Cultural Heritage". http://www.farsah.kz

Photos
Alexander Petrov.