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Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum
 
      Seyid Yahya Bakuvi’s Mausoleum is situated in the southern part of the palace complex and is generally known under the name of a "Mausoleum of the dervish".
      According to the sources Bakuvi was a royal scholar in the court of Shirvanshah Khalilullah. He was born in the town of Shamakhy. He was a sophist, adherent to the teaching of Sheikh Sadraddin who was at the head of the sect “khalvati” (a secluded place). After Sheikh Sadraddin’s death Bakuvi moved to Baku. According to different sources he died in 868 (1464) and was buried in the territory of the palace complex. Up to present about 30 works by Seyid Yahya Bakuvi have been survived. They all are of a sophist-mystic nature.
 

 

 
 
 
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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