Posts Tagged ‘mausoleum’

Landscaping project conducted at mausoleum of Sufi scholar

TEHRAN – A landscaping project has been completed on the premises of the mausoleum of Sufi Shaykh Zayn al-Din Abu Bakr Taybadi (d.1389 CE), who was an Iranian mystic and Sufi. In addition to various restoration and masonry works, the site was also made more accessible for the physically challenged people, a local tourism official […]

Dashwood Mausoleum: Final Resting Place for Family of Hell Club Founder

Prominently sitting atop a hill in West Wycombe, United Kingdom, is an unusually shaped building called the Dashwood Mausoleum. This open-top, hexagonal structure houses the remains of the Dashwood family members, a prominent family related to Sir Francis Dashwood, who was the 11th Baron le Despencer. Not only was Sir Francis Dashwood a Baron, but […]

The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum And The Legacy Of A Great Uyghur Leader

The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is a tomb complex located in Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwestern China. For the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs (or Uighurs) who inhabit the region, this mausoleum is considered to be their holiest local site. The mausoleum was built during the 17th century, and, in spite of its name, was not originally built […]

Augustus Mausoleum – Largest Circular Tomb On Earth To Reopen In Rome

The massive tomb of Augustus, will reopen in March after a 10-million-euro ($12.25 million) project, which includes a virtual reality plug-in and has restored the ancient building to its former glory. Built by Rome’s first emperor, the Augustus tomb is the largest circular tomb in the world. With Julius Caesar  as his great-uncle, Augustus reigned over […]

Omar Khayyam’s mausoleum undergoes restoration work

TEHRAN – A rehabilitation project has recently been commenced on the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), who was a legendry Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet. A budget of four billion rials (about $95,000 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to the project, Neyshabur’s tourism chief Mohammad-Esmaeil Etemadi Moqaddam said on Thursday.  […]

Theodoric the Great and His Ostrogothic Mausoleum

Theodoric the Great was the king of the Ostrogoths from 475 to 526 AD. Born in 454 AD to the Gothic king Theodemir, Theodoric became the founder of the Ostrogothic dynasty in Italy from 474 AD onwards. One of the most fascinating aspects of Theodoric’s life is the tomb that he had constructed for himself, […]

Terrorists Raid Iran Parliament, Mausoleum; Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Leave At Least Seven Dead

Terrorist attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, Reuters reported citing local media.  ????: ?????? ??? ?????? ???????? ?? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ??????? […]

Yeltsin ordered to bury Lenin’s body, ‘demolish Mausoleum,’ Russia’s former PM reveals

“Boris Nikolayevich [Yeltsin] ordered me to demolish the mausoleum. It was in 1998,” said  Stepashin, who at that particular time served as minister of interior affairs and later in 1999 was appointed PM, in an interview with Istorik (Historian) magazine. He said he was summoned to Yeltsin’s office, where the president told him he had […]

Unpublicized and deadly: High levels of uranium contaminates water in US western farming regions

     In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California’s San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There’s a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, […]

Going For The Gold: 100-Year-Old Man Wins Five Gold Medals

Centenarian wins gold, sets new records in Senior Olympics. A California centenarian is a world class athlete, setting five records in the San Diego Senior Olympics in September. He was the oldest athlete to compete and set new records for the 100-plus age group. He had celebrated his 100th birthday a […]

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