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Friday, 06 December 2013 03:12

Soltaniyeh or Oldjeitu's Mausoleum

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The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran. The mausoleum’s interior decoration is also outstanding and scholars such as A.U. Pope have described the building as ‘anticipating the Taj Mahal’.

Monday, 14 October 2013 05:21

Saint Stepanos Monastery

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This Magnificent Monastery is situated in north-west of Iran in east-Azarbayejan and it is 16 km away from the City of Jolfa. The building belongs to the 8th century. This monastery is also called “the monastery of the sunset valley” in local language.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:27

Tomb and Mosque of Sheikh Shahab Aldin Ahari

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Tomb and Mosque of “Sheikh Mohaqeqin Sultan Shahab Aldin Ahari” is Situated in Ahar City in eastern Azarbayejan and it consists of the main building, High balcony, Yard, 2 minaret and a porch. Inside the mosque there are traditional tiles, lattice windows and stained glass.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:33

cobalt Blue Mosque

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The Original Structure of this beautiful and spectacular mosque belongs to Jahan-Shah Ghareh Ghoyounloo who lived on the second half of 9th century. The founder of this place was "Salehe" the daughter of Jahan-Shah. From the remnants it can be understood how beautiful and magnificant the mosque was and still is. The main entrance door is a spectacular one and is distinctive in the color and arabesque.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:32

Arg of Tabriz

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Arg-e AliShāh, also known as Arg-e Tabriz and Masjid AliShāh, is a remnant of a mosque in the center of Tabriz, Iran, built in the Ilkhanate period.

Construction of Arg begins under advisory of Illkhanate minister Taj-edin-Jahanshah, as a mosque. However construction was halted after the death of the minister and the collapse of the roof of the mosque . Later on Arg was used as an educational center during Safavid era. During the occupation of

Monday, 22 July 2013 14:47

Sheikh Safi aldin Ardebili

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This site is known today as Sheikh Safi Aldin (eddin) Ardebili which consists of many smaller parts and courtyards such as: Aali Qapou, Entrance, great courtyard, the tomb of sheikh safi aldin, seraglio, Tomb of King Esmaiil, Janat Sara Mosque , abbey, Martirdom cemetry and other parts.

This Historical place is one of the most beautiful sites in historical and artistical aspects in Iran.