Mausoleums - can be seen all over the world. They built them at different times, but the architectural prototype terrestrial burial structures were pre-Islamic time - Náousa dakhma (literally "the place of issuing bodies of the dead"). These buildings have been a long evolution, and as a result formed into a square shape or inner square inscribed in a circle with a dome or ceiling vault. In this review we have collected the most famous and incredible mausoleums, which is impressive regardless of their year of construction.
1. Complex Makhabat Maqbara
Near a busy road in the center of the IndianJunagadh city, you can find quite obscure, but really stunning architectural landmark. Complex Makhabat Maqbara is a mixture of Gothic and Islamic architecture ornaments and in fact is one of the least unravel the mysteries of India. This amazing structure - the mausoleum, one of the main advisors at the court of Nawab Khan Makhabat II of Junagadh. Construction of the complex with yellow walls began in 1878 Makhabat Khan and was completed in 1892 by his successor, Bahadur Khan. As a result, the light appeared a beautiful building with intricate carving on the internal and external fronts, with beautiful arches, windows, French-style columns and shiny silver doorways.
2. Lenin's Mausoleum
Lenin's Mausoleum situated in Red Squarein the center of Moscow, currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body was put on public display there shortly after his death in 1924. Two days after the death of Lenin, the architect Alexei Shchusev was commissioned to build a structure suitable for public viewing of the body. At first, the Red Square near the Kremlin wall was erected a wooden tomb, and then in 1930 the body of the leader of "moved" to a new mausoleum made of marble, porphyry, granite and labradorite.
3. Taj Mahal
The king of the Mughal Empire Shah JahanHe built the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, in memory of his favorite wife, who died in childbirth in 1631. It took 15 years to build this mosque mausoleum of white marble, with its shady gardens. Today construction is considered one of the finest buildings of all time
4. Tomb of Rufina Cambaceres
In 1902, 19-year-old Argentinian fell into a comadirectly on the celebration of his birthday. Soon it declared dead and buried, and a few days after the funeral workers heard shouts coming from the grave Rufina. When the grave opened, the girl found a really dead, but her face was scratched, and on the inside of the lid of the coffin were tracks attempts to open it. Subsequently, the mother Rufina built for his daughter's grandiose tomb in the Art Nouveau style with sculptural orchids.
5. The pyramidal tomb of William MacKenzie
At the cemetery of St. Andrew's Church in LiverpoolYou can find the 5-meter pyramidal tomb British engineer and builder William Mackenzie. Local legend says that McKenzie allegedly immured sitting at a table with a winning combination of cards in hand. Being an inveterate gambler, he lost soul to the devil in poker and decided to be buried in an unconventional way, in order not to go to hell after death.
6. Pyramid of Nicolas Cage
Actor Nicolas Cage has long been known for itseccentric behavior as the screen and the real world. It seems Cage plans to continue its eccentricity, and after his death, given that it has acquired a mausoleum in the shape of a pyramid on the famous cemetery in New Orleans. The three-meter stone pyramid is decorated with an inscription in Latin «Omni Ab Uno», which translates as "All from a single".
7. Tomb Enrique Torres Belon
Near Peruvian dusty road between the lakeTiticaca and the former Inca capital of Cusco lies the quiet town lamp. Founded in the XVI century Spanish colonial outpost known more modern strange tomb, located near the historic church. Tomb Enrique Torres Belon - fancy mausoleum of bones topped with an aluminum replica of the "Pieta" by Michelangelo. Elsewhere building just entirely decorated with human skeletons and hundreds of skulls exhumed from the cemetery of the city and the crypt under the church. At the bottom of the tomb of black marble cross set that emphasizes eerie shadows cast by the wall "decorations".
8. Bullet-proof glass, alarm system, Wi-Fi
At first glance, the Jardines del Huma Bird inCuliacan, Mexico looks pretty ordinary cemetery, but to go deeper into the territory of the cemetery, the more it seems that it is a wealthy suburb. There are world-famous mausoleums of some of the most ruthless drug lords in Mexico. Even after death, the Sinaloa cartel members love to flaunt their lifestyle, building themselves ahead frilly mausoleums, which are much more than the average family home. Many of them are equipped with modern amenities, which many Mexicans can only dream of, such as room air conditioning, a living room, bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, a bullet-proof glass, alarm system, as well as Wi-Fi, to family members and friends can comfortably 'visit of the deceased. "
9. "Beverly Hills of the Dead"
The death - not end luxury lifestyleSome wealthy Chinese inhabitants of Manila. They were buried at the Chinese cemetery, which is a real small district, where many of the graves are of a size of mansions and equipped with all modern amenities. Here you can find a fully-functioning kitchens, bathrooms with luxurious décor and sleeping in velvet to dead relatives could attend.
10. Humayun's Tomb
Mausoleum, built in 1570, is of particularcultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It was this mausoleum inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the famous Taj - Mahal. Garden Humayun's Tomb also called "Dorm Mughal", because it found rest more than 150 members of Humayun's family.
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