It is called Ganja’s “historical card”. Jo­mard Gassab’s grave was discovered du­ring archaeological excavations carried out in the 1940s. The sepulcher indicates that Ganja was a large city in the middle of the 7th century. The sepulcher is loca­ted on the right bank of the ancient Gan­ja River, one kilometer away from the ancient Ganja wall and south of the cur­rent train station. The octagon-shaped sepulcher was built from burnt bricks. It was destroyed in the 1970s and was fully rebuilt in its previous form in 2004.

Who is Jomard Gassab?

There are a lot of stories about Jomard Gassab who lived under Caliph Khalid Ali ibn Abu Talib who ruled in 656-661. It is believed that when the population of the city was pagan, Jomard adopted Islam. Without using scales, the butcher pro­nounced “Ya Ali” and cut meat so that no-one complained that he gave him less meat. Historical sources describe Jo­mard Gassab, who was known as a sup­porter of the law and an honest person who was loyal to Hazrat Ali, and was no­ted and loved for his clean conscience.