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Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum

The Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, built in honor of the 12th-century poet Nizami Ganjavi, stands just outside the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan. The mausoleum was originally built in 1947 in place of an old collapsed mausoleum and rebuilt in its present form in 1991.
In 1947 a new mausoleum was constructed from limestone. Later the Soviet government constructed an aluminum production plant in the vicinity of the mausoleum. The hazardous emissions from the plant seriously damaged the building, and it collapsed by the late 1980s.
The mausoleum was rebuilt in its present form after Azerbaijan regained its independence following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.