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Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi is a partly completed mausoleum in Turkestan, Kazakhstan. It was built in 1389 for the Turkic poet and Sufi mystic, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (1093-1166) by Timur, the ruler of the Mongol Empire. The mausoleum was incomplete because work stopped in 1405 when Timur died.


Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, Kazakhstan
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, Kazakhstan
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Although it was not completed, it still stands today as one of the best preserved example of Timurid construction, and marked the start of the Timurid architectural style. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in Headquarters, Paris, France, from 30 June to 5 July, 2003.


Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, Kazakhstan
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, Kazakhstan
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 43 17 35 E 68 16 28 with a core zone of 0.55 hectare and a buffer zone of 88.15 hectares in Turkestan.
Inscription Year: 2003
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV


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