Ensemble Kusam-Ata

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This structure can be safely attributed to one of the most important centers of Sufi brotherhood. Numerous legends surrounding this building say that Kusam-Ata was the spiritual mentor of Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Today, the architectural complex includes several important buildings:

·         Mosque;

·         Mausoleum;

·         Place of residence, I pilgrims;

·         Three fortified entrance;

·         Shrine for important people.

 Ambient Kusam-Ata buildings were built from the ninth to the tenth century AD. In the central part of the complex is a well-known historians mausoleum Kusam-ata. For several centuries it was rebuilt several times, so the option that tourists can contemplate now bears little resemblance to the original.

 Found in a complex tombs were also given a lot of valuable information for researchers:

·         Some tombstones contain sacred inscriptions;

·         Many tombstones were different historical periods;

·         Most of the tombstones that were in a small room at the northern courtyard, had a special e encrustation of materials other shades from followed by application on them inscriptions.

  Found tombstones date back to the period between the fourteenth and fifteenth century AD.

Source: http://www.eastroute.com/monuments/samarkand/ensemble-kusam-ata