Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan offers journey through Islamic architectural styles; Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Located in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, the Jameh Mosque, or Masjed-e Jameh in Farsi, is of deep architectural significance as it shows off designs employed for more than one millennium, starting in about 840 CE.

Covering over 20,000 square meters, it stands adjacent to the world-famous Imam Mosque in south side of the historical Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Square, the second largest in the world after Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the mosque is still functional as a busy place of worship in the historical precinct of the city.

It features evolutionary yet remarkable decorative tilework, stucco and other intricate geometric details, majority of which date back to the Seljuk, Mongol, and Safavid eras.

 

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