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Mausoleum of Seyit Ahmet

Sayyed Ahmet mausoleumMany of the key monuments are grouped along a path which runs southeast from the car park. The first building you come to, south of the path, is the Mausoleum of Seyit Ahmet. A modern reconstruction of a 19th-century mausoleum, this is a twin-domed brick building, the cen otaph lying in the second and larger of the two chambers. It is linked by popular tradition to Sheikh Seyit Ahmet, who died around 1308 and played a major role in the Islamisation of the Mongol Khans of the Golden Horde.