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Historical Places


Narenj (Narin) Castle, Naein

Monday, 24 December 2007 05:36 administrator
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This ancient castle is located near the Alavian Mosque in the Babol Masjed locality. The architectural affects of this castle reveal that it was a fire temple in the pre-Islamic period. The same has been constructed of baked bricks, and dates back to the Parthian and Sassanide eras. The height of this castle from streets and alleys is 5 m. whereas, from the depth of the moat it is 40 m.
 

Menar Jonban Minaret, Esfahan

Monday, 24 December 2007 05:35 administrator
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This structure comprises of a mausoleum and two minarets, constructed on the tomb of 'Amoo Abdollah' a reputed personality of the 8th century AH. The tombstone reveals the date 716 AH., coinciding with that of the reign of 'Oljaito' Ilkhan the Mongol. It is extremely interesting to note that on shaking one minaret, not only does the other move, but that the structure itself sways.
 

Goldasteh Minaret, Esfahan

Monday, 24 December 2007 05:34 administrator
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This brick minaret is in the Dardasht neighborhood of Esfahan, and is a vestige of the Saljuqi period. The diameter of the same is 2.22 m. The girth of its central column being 54 cm. and its walls to the thickness of 21cm.
 

Chehel Dokhtar Minaret, Esfahan

Monday, 24 December 2007 05:33 administrator
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 Another interesting relic of the Saljuqi period is the Chehel Dokhtar Minaret in Esfahan. The same is adorned with brick work and 'kufi' inscriptions. This Minaret was constructed in the year 501 AH. by 'Abol Fath Nahuji' during the reign of Soltan Mohammad Ebne Malek Shah Saljuqi.
 

Baz Dome, Natanz

Monday, 24 December 2007 05:33 administrator
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This dome is in the southwest of the city of Natanz, and located in the heights of the Karkas Mountains. This dome is octagon in shape, with an approximate diameter of 10.5 m, and to an elevation of 0.8 - 3 m. The dimension of each side is 3.34 m, and the diameter of its base or foundation is 1.80 m. This structure is constructed of brick and gypsum, and can be considered as a masterpiece of Iranian architecture.
 


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