(English) Jomard Gassab sepulcher
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.