Sheikh Shams

Building name:Sheikh Shams
ID number:7
Building type:Mausoleum/mazār
Site/place name:Yusufan
Measurements: N/A
State of preservation:Destroyed
Date:12th century
Description:The building had a square plan and it was roofed by a conical dome composed of 28 ribs. The access consisted of a rectangular door, which led to the chamber, provided with one niche.
Building/site biography:The mausoleum, located in the central-eastern part of Mount Sinjar, is effective against eyes disease and its feast is celebrated in the middle of the summer. The mausoleum was destroyed by ISIS in 2014: the mausoleum was a pile of stones in 2017. One could detect that this pile was originally a Yazidi building by seeing the old spire of the shrine. As it can be seen in the picture, a Yazidi grave still had plastic flowers attached to the pole.
References:Açıkyıldız 2015: 216.
Lescot 1975: 243.