Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Kazakhstan: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Today I got two postcards from Kazakhstan.

One of them shows the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkestan. The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi was built between 1389 and 1405 to replace an older mausoleum of the famous Turkic poet and Sufi mystic. It was built at the behest of Mongul ruler Timur and is the first example of the Timurid architectural style. In 2003 it became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kazakhstan.


Stamps:
Mikhail Lermontov (from set of two) (issued 2014)
15 years since the Renaming of Akmola to Astana (from set of eight) (issued 04-07-2013)


Thank You very much Jane!

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