Unusual septangular sign rarely seen in Central Asia was discovered carved on old building in Uzbekistan, according to the portal MyTashkent.
The ornaments were noticed on two plates of the wall of the old mausoleum in Surkhandarya in southern Uzbekistan. Facility is located on the territory of the cemetery dated X-XI centuries. The symbols as archaeologists say are extremely rare for Central Asian decor.
Septangular star is inscribed by the pagan symbols of the sun and spiral plant.
The signs of 1 meter in diameter are carved on the wall of height of 3-3.5 meters on the right side of the arched entrance.
They probably were carved into the wet clay and baked, and then inserted into the circular recess in the masonry.
The local population believes this Muslim mausoleum is of saint Ak-Astana-baba, details of whom have not been recorded.
The Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan said the mausoleum was erected in honor of Abu Hurayrah, the famous companion of the Prophet Muhammad.