The Mausoleum of Nebi Houri is located in one of the two cemeteries of the city. It is a grand hexagonal lantern tower with pyramidal roof, its walls are decorated with pilasters surmounted by an entablature. The same order of decoration is also reproduced inside A reused Roman capital overcomes the pyramid. The burial chamber, empty of any antiquate remain, has received a Mamluk cenotaph that made the mausoleum a holy place: the mosque and the small khan were built here much later.
THE PROJECT OF RESTORATION AND ESTABLISHING A VISITOR CENTER IN THE NEARBY KHAN IS FUNDED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF ANTIQUITIES AND MUSEUMS OF SYRIA
A visitor center was recently established in the western part of the Khan: a large vaulted stone room divided in three areas illustrates the different periods of occupation of the city of Cyrrhus and relates the history of the archaeological researches:
- Rooms 1 and 2 are dedicated to the classical periods: Hellenistic and Roman in Room 1 and Byzantine in Room 2.
- Room 3 is dedicated to the Islamic period from the conquest of the city in 637 until the late twelfth century. In the corner a panel relates the historical and archaeological researches at Cyrrhus.