Hang Jebat Mausoleum|Melaka|Malaysia

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Hang Jebat mausoleum is an old Malay grave at Jalan Kampung Kuli. It is said to belong to a Malay warrior from the age of the Malacca Sultanate. According to the Malay Annals, Hang Jebat was the champion of justice who died a tragic death in the hands of a friend he supported. He was one of the five great warriors during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah (1456-1477). The other four were Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and Hang Lekir.

The mausoleum itself is Achinese in style and is of the type normally used to mark the burial places of high ministers or Sultans of the period, so it is possible that Hang Jebat was a real person buried here. The age of the grave is unknown but it clearly predates the 1512 Portuguese occupation.

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