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Malik Baba

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Malik Baba is a shrine in the Ahal Region of Turkmenistan and a national heritage site.[1][2][3] It is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of Ulug Depe.[1]



A large greenish-marble tomb is the object of reverence.[1] Decorated with imagery of sword, shield, and arrows, it is believed to house the remains of Malik Ajdar Palwan.[1] Behind the tomb, there is a tiled colonnade supported by five turquoise domes.[1] In the east, stands a square mausoleum with a dome but no tomb.[1]

It was the last construction in or around Ulug Depe.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  2. ^ Bendezu-Sarmiento, Julio; Lhuillier, Johanna; Caroline, Hamon; Luneau, Elise; Caubet, Annie F. (2015). Ulug depe: a forgotten city in Central Asia. Paris: Ginkgo éditeur for MAFTur (Mission Archeologique Franco-Turkmene). p. 15.
  3. ^ Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift: Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Reihe. 26. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: 89–90. 1977. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Regards croisés sur la conservation d'une architecture de terre millénaire: à partir du cas d'Ulug Dépé (Turkménistan).