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Sundet Mausoleum.

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The Sundet Mausoleum, dating from the second half of the XIXth century, is located at the old Sundetmola cemetery in the Koldykuduk tract in the Bayganinsky district of the Aktobe region, 1.7 kilometers from the right bank (eastern) of the Emba River, 4.6 kilometers from the southern edge of the Alshynsay sands, 47,5 kilometers south-west of the village of Karazhar and 76.7 kilometers south-east of the village of Ebeity.
The Sundet mausoleum is a dome-centric octahedral mausoleum with an accentuated southwestern edge (parapet and entrance window). The octahedron of the walls of the structure resembles the skeleton of a yurt, on which a dome rests on a cylindrical drum.
The walls are laid out on a stepped block plinth and, in terms of construction, consists of two layers of cladding of limestone-sandstone slabs and a backfill layer of broken limestone and earth. In the interior, the octahedron of the walls is brought into a circle by means of eight trumpets, on which the false-vaulted dome of the monument is based.
Outside, in the faces of the mausoleum, shallow square niches are arranged, the plane is covered with a contour ornament. The frieze of the parapet of the southwestern façade is covered with a flat-relief ornament based on the tuyetaban (camel's footprint) motif.
The design of the entrance window in the form of descending curtains is interesting. In the interior of each facet there are two niches, separated by shoulder blades. Their planes are covered with painted contour ornament.
Here, at the northeastern facet, there is a "Koytas" type tombstone, and a kulpytas type at the eastern facet. Apart from the mausoleum, on the territory of the monument, there is one sandyktas, about 20 adobe and stone grave fences and six kulpytas.
Geographic coordinates of the Sundet mausoleum: N47 ° 30'47.28 "E55 ° 48'06.31"

Authority and photos:
Александр Петров.