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The Shirvanshahs' family tomb
 
      Shirvanshah Khalilullah ordered to construct this light burial-vault for his mother Bika khanym and son Farrukh Yamin in 839 (1435-1436). Here also were buried Shirvanshah Khalilullah, his spouse Khanika Sultan, sons Mahammad Ibrahim, Amir Bahram, Sheykh Saleh.
      During the archeological research works in1946 was found some things, which keeps at the Museum of Azerbaijan History.
      In 2002-2003 it has been carried out restoration works.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
The complex of Shirvanshahs palace
    The Ensemble of Shirvanshahs' Palace built in the XV century, is one of the pearls of Azerbaijanian architecture. The construction of the palace are situated on the highest point of one of the hills of «Icheri Sheher» - Baku fortress. Being picturesquely spread over three terrace - yards towered above each other the ensemble is seen from the sea and heights surrounding the city. The buildings crowned with cupolas with the well-proportioned portals and minaret, irreproachably made details, inimitable kind of fine and deep carving of ornaments and inscriptions, splendid masonry have come down to us in all their beauty.
    The ensemble contains dwelling - house, «Divanxane», Shirvanshahs' tomb Palace mosque with a minaret, bath-house, SeyidYahyaBakuvies Mausoleum, Eastern portal.
    Divankhane was the place for official receptions and state meetings. Rotunda of Divankhane is crowned with the cutstone cupola with pointed arch surrounded by the same arcade of closed yard. A high, well - proportioned portal of the main entrance is decorated with ornaments and inscriptions of unusual polish and beauty.
 
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