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Ordubad is a history Geysariya

Ordubad is a history Geysariya

Geysariya is the historical architectural monument of XVII century in Ordubad. It is located in a center of the city. Its total area is 540 m2. The monument consists of 10×10 m central octagonal hall and the circular dome, covered it, complex structural 4 supports, which contain the dome on the corners and the transition (width-3,4m) is located between supports and outside wall niches.The sizes of niches in the wall of support are 1,4×1,45×2,2m. Unlike the supporting niches, outside wall niches are chatmatakh design and its size is 3,4×1,37x3m.The ceiling of transition was covered with 16 small dome. The monument was built with brick and the thickness of wall is 80cm. Including the central dome of monument ,its total height is 8,5m. The meaning of Geysariya is the East covered market, was built to sell jewellery belonging to Shahs in old times. It is possible to come across with such buildings in 3 places of the world: Samarqand,Tabriz,Ordubad. Currently, the best building is in Ordubad. Back then, this monument was used as \”Zorkhana\”. That is the floor of hall was down compared to the building\’s floor, instead of mattress, gavan bushes, which were gathered from the mountains, have been filled here and soil would have been added onto.
Athletes coming from Iran, Hamadan, Turkey and other places would demonstrate their strengths here. If somebody was winner, he would get a sack of gold from the khan in the cells. The members of literary meeting \”Ancumani Shuara\” (its establisher was a person, named Karbalayi who knew Persian and Arab, wrote libel and satirical poems but unfortunately, his works couldn\’t come to our period), created closer to the middles of XIX century in Ordubad, Hajiaga Faghir Ordubadi, Mahammad Tagi Sidghi, Gudsi Vanandi, Ashiq Abbas Dahri, Usta Zaynal Nakkash, Haci Ahmad Bikas and others had gathered to this building and they expressed who wrote better by reading their works. Geysariya market has been turned to the department of silk buzzard, buying with gold by doctor\’s assistant Kasim and cobbler Ibrahim\’s grandfathers and uncles, in the period of tsar Russian\’s power. In the period of Soviet power, one side of building had been used as market and storehouse, another side was as dining room. In 1978 , the final of XX century , the monument has been restored by architect Zaur Babayev from Ordubad. Since 1981, Geysariya building has been acting as the Museum of History etnography of Ordubad district.
Translator: Gulvira Mustafayeva

Ordubad is a history Geysariya

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