Javad Khan Mausoleum

The Javad Khan mausoleum is located in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan, in Shah Abbas square near the Shah Abbas Mosque, which was built in 1606. Javad Khan (c1748-1804) was the last ruler of Ganja Khanate and his reign marked an era of prosperity for the region. He was killed in an attack on the city.

During Soviet rule of Azerbaijan, workmen building a fountain in the grounds of the mosque (work had to be halted when the digger got stuck and was never resumed) discovered a gravestone covered in Arabic script showing that it was the burial place of Javad Khan.

The mausoleum was erected in 2005 with the support of the Heyday Aliyev Foundation, a charitable organisation founded in 2004 and headed by Azerbaijan’s first lady, Mehriban Aliyeva.