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Isfahan Historical Minarets

Written by Super User. Posted in Isfahan Historical Sites

SHAKING MINARATES (MONARE JONBAN)

It is the most famous historic monument all over Iran, but it is not the most important building.
 Shaking Minaret was built in 1316 during IlKhanid period. It was constructed over the tomb of a Sufi learned man called Abdollah Soqla.It is a vaulted building. There are two small and semi light brick towers on the top of eivan added at the time of Safavid dynasty.
SAREBAN MINARET
It was built at the time of Seljuks. Sareban is a Persian word which means “The camel driver”. It is about 40 meters high. The minaret is divided to seven parts and positions, mainly made of different designed bricks and tile mosaic work. At the top of the minaret there is a long marrow window.
CHEHEL DOKHTARAN
Chehel Dokhtaran means “The forty virgins”. Forty is a popular Iranian word, which indicates a large number.It was built in the 12th century. A Kufic inscription which has decorated the minaret’s base indicates year of construction. It is 21 meters high now, but the original minaret was much higher than the present minaret.
ALI  MOSQUE   AND   MINARET
The Ali Mosque was originally constructed during Seljuik period but the mosque was renovated during Safavid dynasty. The beautiful inscription which has decorated the mosque’s portal shows it was rebuilt in 1522. The mosque was named after the first Shiite Imam Ali. It is one of the most important religious buildings in Isfahan.
MINARET OF BAGH-E  QUSH  KHANEH

The minaret is located next to the royal hunting park of Shah Abbas the first called Bagh-e Qush Khaneh. It was built at the time of Il Khanid. It is 38 meters high.
DAR AL- ZIAFEH MINARET
It was built in the 14th century. The minaret was built at one of entrances to Isfahan. It is said that a reception building was attached to the gate and minaret. Dar Al Ziafeh Minaret consists of a twin minarets which are located at the two sides of an arched shape gate way. The building is beautifully decorated with designed bricks and tile mosaic

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