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Encyclopedia > Jame mosque of Yazd

The Jame Mosque (Friday Mosque) is a mosque in Yazd, Yazd Province of Iran. Yazd or Yezd (In Persian: یزد), is the capital of Yazd province, one of the most ancient and historic cities in Iran and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The 12th century mosque is still in use today. It was first built under Ala'oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324CE and 1365CE, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran. The Buwayhids or Buyyids or Āl-i Buyeh, were a Yazdani tribal confederation from Daylam, a region on the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. ...


The mosque is a fine specimen of the Azari style of Persian architecture. The Baháí House of Worship by Fariborz Sahba, also known as the Lotus Temple. ...


The mosque is crowned by a pair of minarets, the highest in Persia, and the portal's facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tile work, predominantly blue in colour. Within is a long arcaded courtyard where, behind a deep-set south-east iwan, is a sanctuary chamber (shabestan). This chamber, under a squat tiled dome, is exquisitely decorated with faience mosaic: its tall faience Mihrab, dated 1365CE, is one of the finest of its kind in existence. Minarets (Arabic manara منارة, but more usually مئذنة) are distinctive architectural features of Islamic mosques. ... The Cleveland Arcade in downtown Cleveland (late 1960s) An arcade is a passage or walkway covered over by a succession of arches or vaults supported by columns, or else it is a covered passage fronted by a series of arches. ... A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. ... An Iwan is a large, vaulted chamber with a monumental arched opening on one side. ... A Shabestan or Shabistan is an underground space that can be usually found in traditional architecture of mosques, houses, and schools in ancient Persia (Iran). ... Mihrab (in Persian مهراب or محراب, in Arabic ألمحراب pl. ...

See also

The main building types of classical Iranian architecture are the mosque and the palace. ...

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