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Mausoleum of Makat in Ulytau.

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The Makat Mausoleum was erected in 1923 by the master of Satybaldy Koshkarula in the Ulytau district of the Karaganda region. The mausoleum is located 8 kilometers northeast of the village of Shenber on the left bank of the Karatorgay river.
The dimensions of the Makat Mausoleum in terms of 5.5 x 5.6 meters, the total height of the mausoleum is 6 meters. In the construction of the mausoleum, a brick measuring 26 x 12 x 7 centimeters was used. A feature of the Makat Mausoleum is the presence of a 2-chamber (male and female) underground crypt.
Such burials are similar to Zoroastrian traditions. The mausoleum is represented by a domed centric shape, with a portal, at the corners of round columns, a spherical conical dome is installed on a round base. The main facade is decorated with a U-shaped belt and ends with three arched arches.
The remaining facades are decorated with curly masonry. The decorative frieze has a U-shaped ornament (madahil). An entrance to the roof of the mausoleum is arranged in the thickness of the portal wall. On March 21, 2008, by Decree No. 279 of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Makat Mausoleum was included in the list of historical and cultural monuments of state significance of the Karaganda region.

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Alexander Petrov.