Mausolea

A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the burial chamber of a deceased person or persons.

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Aleppo Mausoleum of Kheir Bey (1514), commissioned by the namesake Mamluk officer
Ancient Merv Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar (1157), Mausoleum of Muhammad ibn Zayd (1112), plus three mausolea from the Timurid period at Geok Gumbaz
Bahá’i Holy Places Mausoleum of the B?b in Haifa
Blenheim Palace The Chapel contains the Mausoleum of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough (the body was transferred there from Westminster abbey where it had originally been buried). Subsequent Dukes through to the 11th Earl who died in 1972 are buried there.
Bolgar several mausoleums
Bursa and Cumalikizik Yeşil Türbe
Crespi d'Adda the Crespi family mausoleum
Dougga/Thugga Mausoleum of Ateban
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs The Early Christian Mausoleum
Gamzigrad-Romuliana Two mausolea: one for Galerius and one for his mother Romula
Graz Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II
Hiraizumi Chusonji Fujiwara Clan Mausoleum
Historic Cairo Qala'un complex
Humayun's Tomb
Incense Route of the Negev Elusa
Istanbul Sultan Ahmet Mausoleum at the Blue Mosque (in the complex, but outside the mosque)
Itchan Kala Several, including the brilliant Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud (1247-1325)
Kaesong Mausoleum of King Wang Kon, Mausoleum of King Kongmin
Kairouan Sidi Abid Masoleum
Kazan Kremlin The remains of 15th and 16th centuries mausoloea were recovered at Syuyumbeki Tower.
Koguryo Kingdom Tomb of the General (Ji'an)
Kremlin and Red Square Lenin mausoleum
Kunya-Urgench Najmeddin Kubra Mausoleum
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Decani Monastery is Stefan Decanski's masoleum.
Meknes Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail (architect of Meknes) and mausoleum of Sidi ben Aïssa (founder of Sufi fraternity)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun "A number of the nominated kofun are designated as Ryobo (mausolea of kings) .." (AB ev)
Nemrut Dag Mausoleum of Antiochus I
Nikko Toshogu Shrine - Mausoleum of Tokugawa Iayasu, First Shogun of Edo period
Nisa One of the rooms in the central complex is assumed to have been the masoleum of Mithridates.
Old City of Jerusalem Turbat Turakan Hatun
Pasargadae Mausoleum of Cyrus II (the Great)
Pyramids (Memphis)
Qalhat now dome-less mausoleum of Bibi Maryam
Rabat Mohammed V Mausoleum
Ravenna Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Mausoleum of Theodoric
Rome Hadrian's Mausoleum (now Sant'Angelo Castle) and Augustus's Mausoleum
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
Saltaire Salt Family Mausoleum, at the south side of the church
Samarkand Shah-i-Zinda and the Guri Amir Mausoleum
Shakhrisyabz Royal Masoleum
Silk Roads At Balasagun
Soltaniyeh Mausoleum of Il-khan Öljeitü
Strasbourg Wiki: "the huge, late-Baroque mausoleum of Marshall Maurice de Saxe (1777), created by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle" at Saint Thomas Church
Sulaiman-Too Asaf Ibn Burkhiya Masoleum
Tabriz Bazaar Sāhib-ul-Amr Mausoleum (nom file)
Taj Mahal
Thessalonika Galerius intended the Rotunda to be his mausoleum
Timbuktu "the nomination enumerates 16 cemeteries and mausoleums" (AB evaluation)
Tipasa Kbor er Roumia
Volubilis At House of Ephebe
Walled City of Baku Mausoleum of Shirvanshah, built in 1434-35 by Shah Khalilulla I for his mother and sons. AND Mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, a court astrologer (also called "Mausoleum of the Dervish")

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