The ashes of the great Kazakh warriors Karasay and Agyntay are on the high hill near the Madeniet village, Aiyrtau district, the North Kazakhstan region.
In the 17th century, famous batyrs Karasay (from shaprashty tribe) and Agyntay (from Argyn tribe) defended this land from foreign invaders under the management of Esim Khan. In the hard struggle against to dzhungarian invaders, the troops of Esim Khan was commanded by eighteen ages old batyr Karasay, and Argyn-Agyntay was his assistant and best friend. Inseparable batyrs participated more than 200 times in the bloody battles against invaders during 48 consecutive years. Both batyrs were buried on the Kulshynbay - Tobe hill.
The magnificent memorial was erected on 15 October 1999. The mausoleum, which was dedicated to batyrs, is a symbol of unity, friendship and solidarity of all nationality in Kazakhstan. Construction of two combat helmets, among them is a mosque, were settled on the hill. Next are crossed spears of ancient warriors. Several graves of ancient warriors are around the dome.
Compositionally the complex develops the traditions of ancient Turkic rates of khagans. The main axis is oriented towards Mecca, where directed the protrusion of the mosque mihrab. Entrance directs to the circle, which is fenced with brick walls and highlighted by two towers. It leads to the area in front of mausoleums, which was intended for prayer and sacrifice. In the corners are set crossed spears of metal profile with bronze plates - as symbols of military valor of brave. Two mausoleums of the great warriors are in the center of the circle. They are made in the characteristic of the Northern Kazakhstan ellipsoidal shapes. A small cone-shaped memorial mosque is set in front of them, which symbolically and architecturally unifies mausoleums.
A small hall-pinakoteka is in the center between the mausoleums, which has walls with engraved texts in three languages, telling about the heroic deeds of warriors. The upper part of majestic volumes of mausoleums was inlaid of glazed ceramic elements and ended with domes, which consisted of six-millimeter curved glass that fixed to a metal frame. The doors of the mausoleums were made of metal. They were engraved with Verses from the Koran.
Ceramic bricks, Curtin and Kurdai granites were applied in interiors. Tombstones, which continue the tradition of the ancient Turkic installation of kulpytas and koytas over the burial, were made of polished red Kurdai granite by authors’ templates. Each headstone has shyrak, where visitors can ask for help aruahs (spirits) by lighting it.
Other existing burials in the boundaries of the district are taxed of paving slabs and located outside of the protected low forged metal fence. All the main memorial constructions were made of ceramic bricks according to Italian technology. Area in front of the complex was lined of natural stone tiles, and benches were installed to stay here. Lights on stands were made by cast iron technology. According to the architectural plan of mausoleums, the height is 16 m, the height of the mosque - 12 m; facilities in terms of size - 19 × 13,5 m; diameter of the circle fences - 27 m.
Next to the grave of famous warriors are many burial places of soldiers, who died in the fight against invaders. During the excavations, there were found the remains of batyr, whose height was about 2 meters, and was found a heavy sword and armor.
Memorial complex of Karasay and Agyntay batyrs becomes a place of pilgrimage and excursions from the first day of opening. Thousands of people from all Kazakhstan and foreign guests visit it every year. The President Nursultan Nazarbayev was twice there. The mausoleum has hotel for pilgrims and tourists. According to the established tradition, newlyweds come to the mausoleum, and hence escort the army, studying. Sport tournaments and equestrian events are provided in honor of the famous batyrs.