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Nomadic Sacred Site: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi


Language: English

The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, in the town of Yasi, now Turkestan, was built at the time of Timur (Tamerlane), from 1389 to 1405. In this partly unfinished building, Persian master builders experimented with architectural and structural solutions later used in the construction of Samarkand, the capital of the Timurid Empire. Today, it is one of the largest and best-preserved constructions of the Timurid period.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Kazakhstan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
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Original: Video.WMV
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UMVS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-1103
Source ref.: 1103
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation