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Tombs of Gazakh district

There are several old tombs on the territory of Gazakh district. These tombs can be found in the old cemeteries of I and II Shikhli, Khanliglar and Huseynbeyli villages of Gazakh. The resemble to each other with their architectural style and construction specifications. As a rule, the tombs have four or six corners. Their upper parts are completed with cone shaped domes according to the number of their corners. Local stone is used on their construction. From outside they are coated with neatly ground stone and from inside plastered. Only in Khanliglar village red brick is used on the construction of the tombs. The bricks are set so that they create geometrical decoration. Despite general similarities, the tombs are in different size and shape. Inside some have tall carved gravestones made from red sinter. The tombs are built in XVIII-XIX centuries. Made in similar architectural style, the tombs demonstrate the existence of common aesthetic and architectural-construction rules.

 

    I Shikhli
Khanliglar I Shikhli Khanliglar