Monday, 11 March 2019 23:47

دخمۀ زرتشتیان کرمان

دخمهٔ زرتشتیان کرمان یکی از آثار معماری بسیار ارزشمند آیینی در مجاورت شهر کرمان است که قدمت آن به سالهای هزارو دویست وسی سه تا هزارو دویست وشست ویک هجری شمسی می‌رسد. در کنار آن دخمه قدیمی تر و اصلی قرار گرفته که تاریخ ساخت آن به دوران ساسانی است. از حدود سالهای هزار و سیصد و بیست  که شیوهٔ دفن زرتشتیان به دلایل بهداشتی و اجتماعی تغییر کرد این دخمه نیز متروکه شده‌است دخمه شهر کرمان معروف به دخمه مانکجی در حومهٔ شهر و در نزدیکی روستای سیدی در مسیر کرمان – زرند و در فاصلهٔ  پنچ کیلومتری شمال شهر کرمان بر فراز کوهی کم ارتفاع و در کنار دخمه قدیمی کرمان قرار گرفته‌است

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 20:04

Kandovan, A village carved out of mountains

Kandovan (in Persian: کندوان) is a village carved out of stones in heart of the mountain Sahand in district of Osku and bellow the main city of Tabriz in Province of East Azarbaijan in Iran.

Published in villages
Thursday, 06 February 2014 13:29

Pictures and Images of Iran's Mountains, Alamkooh

Alamkooh is one of the greatest mountains in Iran.

You can behold some pictures and Images of it here:

Published in Mountain
Friday, 06 December 2013 03:12

Soltaniyeh or Oldjeitu's Mausoleum

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’.

Published in Mosques
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:05

Bisotun Inscription

Bisotun is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I, The Great, when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 BC. The bas-relief portrays Darius holding a bow, as a sign of

Monday, 14 October 2013 05:21

Saint Stepanos Monastery

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.

Published in Mosques
Saturday, 12 October 2013 17:45

Chogha Zanbil ziggurat

Chogha Zanbil is One of the greatest elamite buildings and the remnants of ancient history of mesopotamia. This great fortress was originally a temple and is situated in South-west of Iran in Province of Khuzestan near the Susa city. 

This region is ripe with ancient history of Iran and mesopotamia. Chogha Zanbil is one of those fascinating places. At the first glance it is like a fortress built near the River Dez which is a big branch of Karoun River.

Published in Temples
Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:27

Tomb and Mosque of Sheikh Shahab Aldin Ahari

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.

Published in islamic
Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:32

Arg of Tabriz

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

Published in islamic
Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:32

Measurement Museum of Tabriz

The Measurement Museum of Tabriz is a situated in the heart of Tabriz in an old and traditional house renowned as Salmasi. Here the rudimentary measurement instruments are being kept. Instruments of measuring time, weight, water flow, oil volume and others. 

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