Noah’s Mausoleum (Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan)

The Tomb of prophet Noah (Azerbaijani: Nuh peyğəmbər türbəsi) or Noah’s Mausoleum is a mausoleum in the city of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. Architecture of the construction is dated from the 8th century. The Mausoleum of Noah enshrines cenotaph of Noah, it is one of the several locations regarded as the burial place of Prophet Nuh.

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circa 1700 CE

The current mausoleum was restored in 2006. The tomb consists of remains of the lower storey of a former temple. There is a ladder leading to a burial vault. There is a stone column in the middle of the vault. According to legend, relics of Noah are under this column. A portrait describing the mausoleum of Noah 100 years ago painted by Bahruz Kangarli is saved in the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan.

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