History Museum


The History Museum, in the Yasaui Mausoleum grounds, focuses mostly on Kozha Akhmed Yasaui, Sufism and Islamic learning. There are models of the Yasaui Mausoleum, the Aristan Bab Mausoleum and the Hilvet semi-underground mosque. There is some English-language labelling.

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2. Yasaui Mausoleum

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This astoundingly beautiful, tiled mausoleum with a turquoise dome is home to Kozha Akhmed Yasaui. The main chamber is capped with an 18m-wide dome, above…

3. Mausoleum of Rabigha-Sultan Begum

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This small building with a tiled turquoise dome is actually a replica of the 15th-century original (which was torn down in 1898). Rabigha-Sultan Begum was…

4. Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque

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On a small hill within the Yasaui Mausoleum grounds stands the low-slung 12th- to 15th-century Hilvet semi-underground mosque, with the cell to which…

5. Friday Mosque

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This 19th-century mosque displays a wooden minbar and some religious items dating back to the time of its construction. The wall outside the mosque and…