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Isfahan BAGH-E QUSH KHANEH MINARET

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BAGH-E QUSH KHANEH MINARET

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This minaret is located beside the historical Qush-Khaneh Garden, a royal hunting park of Shah Abbas 1. Another name of the minaret-Towqchi - derives from the name of the city gate that was located here. Of the latter. only two stone lions have survived (they can be seen on either side of the Khaju Bridge, pp129-130). In style, the minaret is similar to Dar al-Ziyafeh, but its twin minaret was destroyed in a flood. A spiral inscription of tiles, covering the base and shaft of the minaret, repeats the words "Allah Akbar" and is typical of the Il-Khanid period. The structure reaches 38 m high.
Behind the minaret is situated the Mausoleum of Ali ibn Sahl, a simple octagonal kiosk, fronted by a small courtyard. Ali ibn Sahl was a famous Sufi, and Ibn Batutta and Sheikh Bahai left the accounts of their pilgrimage to his tomb.

 

 

 

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