One of the mysterious things about Nizami Ganjavi is associated with his mausoleum. After his death in 1209, a mausoleum was built on his grave in Ganja. According to the 16th century chronicler Iskandar bey Munshi, when Shah Abbas came to Ganja, he made a camp near Nizami`s tomb and celebrated Novruz here.
The most important battle that decided the fate of Azerbaijan in the 19th century – the Battle of Ganja – took place near Nizami Mausoleum. As such, the commander of the Russian troops, General I. Paskevich and his rival, the Ghajar prince Abbas Mirza, chose the plain near Nizami Mausoleum for a decisive battle. The Russian troop won the battle, and soon after Azerbaijan was divided into two parts by the Treaty of Turkmenchay.
The mausoleum, which was completely destroyed, was demolished in 1922 and only a headstone was placed on the poet`s grave. In 1991, the mausoleum was built in a new form. At present, there is a large complex around the mausoleum.