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Kerman Historical Sites

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The Ganjali Khan Complex
The Ganjali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar.

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The Bazaar-e-Bozorg
The Bazaar-e-Bozorg (Grand Bazaar) of Kerman lies between the Arq and Moshtaqiyeh squares of Kerman city. The bazaar comprises of various rows or alleys such as Arg, Ganj Ali Khan, Ekhtiyari, Sardari, Vakil, Attari, Qadam Gah and Mozaffari Alleys. Any part of this bazaar had been constructed during the rules of one of the commander or rulers in this territory.

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Jame Mosque
The Friday mosque of Kerman is located in the prominent city of Kerman, which was established almost a thousand kilometers southeast of Tehran on an important crossroads of mercantile activities connecting north to south and west to east.

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Jabalieh Dome
The Jabalieh Dome, also known as Jahan Sang, Gonbad Gabri, Gonbad Ganj and Ma’bad Sangi, is an octagonal structure located in Kerman.The dome has been constructed of brick, though the building is of stone and gypsum. The dome has been built on the slopes of Gholleh Dokhtar Mountain and is among the most beautiful architectural feats of Iran.

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Ganj Ali Khan School
This structure is located in the Ganj Ali Khan sq. in Kerman, and was a reputed school in the past. Later, it was converted into a caravansary. On an epigraph affixed to the entrance, the date 1007 A.H.
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Ganjali Khan Bath
Ganjali Khan was one of the famous rulers during the reign of Shah Abbas of Safavid. As the ruler of Kerman  province he constructed many monuments and buildings, displaying a modern architectural style of the time. Ganjali Khan complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravansary, a public bath, a water reservoir, a mint house, a mosque and a bazaar.

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Moshtaqiyeh Dome
Moshtaqiyeh comprises three domes which contain tombs of Moshtaq Alishah, Sheikh Esmaeil, and Kowsar Alishah who were among major Sufis of their time. The site was constructed after 1202 AH where Mirza Hossein Khan Rayeni, who once ruled in Kerman, is also buried.
 
Ali Mardan Khan Reservoir
The reservoir is constructed in the Ganj Ali Khan complex in Kerman. It has been made to reserve water because of the shortage of the rain and water in some parts of Iran specially in southern areas like Kerman.

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Anthropological Museum (Ganj Ali Khan Bath)
The Ganj Ali Khan Bath is situated to the south of the Ganj Ali Khan Aggregate. The same was constructed in the year 1020 A.H., under the orders of Ganj Ali Khan the governor of the time.

 
Arg-i Bam (Citadel of Bam)
The Arg-i Bam (Citadel of Bam), established in the Sasanian  period, is situated atop an artificial hill in the northwest quadrant of the old city of Bam. This artificial hill, originally created from debris, elevates the citadel approximately 5 meters above the surrounding urban fabric. The citadel complex occupies an area 315 meters wide along the east-west axis by 270 meters long along the north-south axis.

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Rayen Citadel
Rayen Citadel is an adobe castle situated in Kerman Province south-west of the city of Rayen and is considered the biggest earthen structure of Kerman province after Bam Citadel. Rayen displays all the architectural elements of a deserted citadel. Rayen Citadel was inhabited until 150 years ago and, although believed to be between 500 and 1,000 years old,

www.irangazette.com/en. Rayen Citadel Entrance Door
Bagh-e Harandi
The founder of this structure and garden was the late Adl-ol-Sultan, belongs to recent centuries. The premises has historical value in that Reza Khan stopped there for a while, during his last journey on the way to exile.
Hidden behind high walls just off the main Beheshti strip, the mansion in this peaceful garden was once the Kerman governor’s residence and now houses the small but well explained Archaeology Museum and Traditional Musical Instruments Museum .
 
Darvish Khan's Stone Garden
Stone Garden is Iran’s most amazing garden visited by about 6,000 Iranian and foreign tourists every year. Darvish Khan's Stone Garden is located about 45 kilometers from Sirjan in Iran's Kerman  province and 40 kilometers from Shiraz. The garden was created almost 4 decades ago by the late Darvish Khan Esfandiarpoor upon losing his treasured garden.

 

Ebrahim Khan School

This school belongs to the Sheikhiyeh Sect and comprises of sections such as the class rooms, library, mosque, utility rooms etc. The main structure has a hall, altar, porches and cubicles alongside. Internally, the structure has been adorned with tile work in seven colors with flower patterns, in addition to other pieces of art works and plaster works.
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Historical Caravansaries
The caravansaries of Iran are relics from the past and display a traditional architecture of the times. These structures besides being temporary resting areas or similar to inns for weary travelers, were also a political, economical and social axis. Alike the other provinces of Iran, the Province of Kerman too, has its own share of this valuable and historical vestige.

 
Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine
The Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine (Persian: آرامگاه شاه نعمت‌ الله‌ ولی‎) is a historical complex, located in Mahan,Iran, which contains the mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, the renowned Iranian mystic and poet. Shah Nematollah Vali died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine was erected in his honor and became a pilgrimage site

 www.irangazette.com/en.Historical Sites Shah Nematollah Vali pic
Shazdeh Garden
The Shazdeh Garden is a historical Persian garden located on the outskirts of Mahan in Kerman province, and was constructed under the orders of the governor of Kerman, Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodoleh, during the late Qajar period. Built in the traditional style in the late 1900s, the Garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion.

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Yakhchal Moayedi
The yakhchal in Kerman is located about one and a half kilometres from the centre of the city. This cone-shaped building is about eighteen metres high. The massive insulation and the continuous cooling waters that spiral down its side keep the ice stored there in winter frozen throughout the summer.

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Zarabkhaneh (Mint House) Museum (Coin Museum)
This museum is located to the north of the Ganj Ali Khan square of Kerman. The ceilings and porches of this structure are adorned with beautiful plaster works. In the past the premises was a mint and a government treasury.

 
Hamoon Jazmoorian Lake, Kerman Province
The Hamoon Jazmoorian Lake is an important lake of Kerman  Province, with a variable capacity of water. The same does not account as a permanent lake of this region. The Halil Rood and Bampour Rivers flow into this lake from the west and east respectively.

 www.irangazette.com/en.Kerman.Historical Sites Hamoon Jazmoorian Lake

Jiroft Cradle  of the East Civilization
Can the river Halil Rood be considered as the cradle of mankind ? Perhaps if the information on this civilization  was not published in Archeology magazine, some assumed that this has been published to deceive the public opinion John Pro, honorary president of the Research section of CNRS, who carried out excavations in Shush during 1969-1978. believes that the discovered relics in Jiroft have shocked the world.

 

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