Yazd Grand Mosque

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The Great Mosque of Yazd is one of the historical masterpieces of Iran, and in every corner of it, relics from different eras are left. The history and construction of the Grand Mosque dates back to pre-Islamic times and its completion dates back to the last decade.

This mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques of the Timurid period, which is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the ninth century AH in terms of tiling, high porch, minarets and inscriptions. The height of the minarets is 48 meters and although the main building of the mosque is attributed to before the Timurid period, but the current building according to existing inscriptions shows that it was built in the Timurid period.

The inscriptions of the mosque are one in Kufic brick script and the other in white thirds script on azure tiles. In the text of Sardar inscription, the name of Shahrokh Teymouri and Sultan Jahanshah and the date 861 AH is mentioned. In pre-Islamic times, a Sassanid fire temple was probably erected on the site of the current Grand Mosque, which lasted until the post-Islamic era.

The current building of the mosque with an area of ​​about 10,000 square meters, including the entrance and front porch, large courtyard, side porches, porch, dome and naves on its side, large columned nave, library, rich and beautiful decorations and inscriptions and historical and other inscriptions. Orientalist Maxim Ciro believes that the first mosque to be built instead of a fire temple, called the Old Mosque, dates back to the early centuries of Islam.

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