The Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum


The first mausoleum at Nizami's tomb was built in the 13th-14th centuries. In 1947 a new mausoleum was built and the current building dates back to 1991. Near the mausoleum is a sculpture depicting the great poet surrounded by the characters of his works and an artificial lake and five fountains symbolize the five major poems of Nizami, known as the 'Khamsa'.

 

Nizami Ganjavi is a world famous Azerbaijani poet and thinker who lived and created in 12th-13th centuries and whose knowledge extended far beyond literature to medicine, theology, philosophy, music, arts and astronomy. He is best known for his main work – the Khamsa – five long narrative poems, all of which are written in the 'masnavi' (double-rhymed) style; overall 30,000 double rhymes were used. Nizami’s poems contain unique information that has survived to this day only thanks to his works. 

Baku-Yevlakh Highway, Ganja City.

Ganja