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TOWERS IN IRAN (category)

city: Urmia
This historical structure is to the southeast of Orumieh and the date 580 AH. can be noted on three inscriptions in the Kufic script placed on the entrance door. There is a possibility ... MORE
This historical structure is to the southeast of Orumieh and the date 580 AH. can be noted on three inscriptions in the Kufic script placed on the entrance door. There is a possibility that the brick tower of Segonbad was constructed in the 6th century AH.
Qorban Tower and Tomb
in Hamedan City
city: Hamedan
This tomb is located in the city of Hamadan near the Ebne Sina Junior School. This is the resting abode of 'Sheikh-ol-Islam Hassan Ebne Attar Hafez Abol Ala' and a group of ... MORE
This tomb is located in the city of Hamadan near the Ebne Sina Junior School. This is the resting abode of 'Sheikh-ol-Islam Hassan Ebne Attar Hafez Abol Ala' and a group of the commanders of the Saljuqi period. It was built in the 7th and 8th centuries AH., comprises of a brick tower with twelve ...
Atash Neshani Tower
in Tabriz City
city: Tabriz
Also known as : Borj-e Atashneshani, Tabriz Firefighting Tower (Yanghyn Tower)
It is a historical tower located in Tabriz, one of the oldest towers in this city, which dates ...
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Also known as : Borj-e Atashneshani, Tabriz Firefighting Tower (Yanghyn Tower) It is a historical tower located in Tabriz, one of the oldest towers in this city, which dates back to about 100 years ago. Its structure has architectural value. The tower, standing at 23 meters high, ...
Naqareh Khaneh Tower
in Ray City
city: Ray
The remenant of this eight panelled tower has remained on the top of the Naqareh Khaneh Mountain of Ray City. The Tower is the resting place and tomb of one of the monarchs of the ... MORE
The remenant of this eight panelled tower has remained on the top of the Naqareh Khaneh Mountain of Ray City. The Tower is the resting place and tomb of one of the monarchs of the Saljuqi Dynasty.
city: Tehran
Other historical towers in Tehran are named as follows : stone tower of "Tappeh Gabri" (Mardavij Ziyarguily Dome) to the north east of Amin Abad. MORE
Other historical towers in Tehran are named as follows : stone tower of "Tappeh Gabri" (Mardavij Ziyarguily Dome) to the north east of Amin Abad.
Kashaneh Bastam Tower
in Shahrood City
city: Shahrood
Located to the south east of the Jame' Mosque of Bastam in the district of Shahrood, the height of this tower internally is 24 m. and externally rises to an elevation of 20 m. This ... MORE
Located to the south east of the Jame' Mosque of Bastam in the district of Shahrood, the height of this tower internally is 24 m. and externally rises to an elevation of 20 m. This tower has 30 sides. In the south western side there is an engraving in the 'Tholth' script which is extremely beautiful. ...
Chehel Dokhtar Tower
in Semnan City
city: Semnan
This tower is located in the Hakim Ellahi Avenue of Semnan. The people of Semnan believe that 40 girls who were recluses constructed this tower with sun baked bricks and clay. The ... MORE
This tower is located in the Hakim Ellahi Avenue of Semnan. The people of Semnan believe that 40 girls who were recluses constructed this tower with sun baked bricks and clay. The construction of the same is related to the pre- Islamic era. This tower is octagonal and has an elevation of 10 - 12 m. ...
Toqrol Tower
in Ray City
city: Ray
The tower is in the vicinity of Ray and probably it is the resting abode of Toqrol I of the Saljuqi Dynasty. This tower is in the form of panels and is 20 m. in height. In 1300 AH. ... MORE
The tower is in the vicinity of Ray and probably it is the resting abode of Toqrol I of the Saljuqi Dynasty. This tower is in the form of panels and is 20 m. in height. In 1300 AH. it had gone under repair, but unfortunately most of its focal elements such as engravings and inscriptions have been destroyed. ...
Kharaqan Tomb Towers
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
These towers are located at a distance of 1 km. from the Hesar Armani village, and within 32 km. of the Qazvin - Hamadan Road. The same are close to one another, though they are located ... MORE
These towers are located at a distance of 1 km. from the Hesar Armani village, and within 32 km. of the Qazvin - Hamadan Road. The same are close to one another, though they are located in a vast vicinity. The eastern tower is octagonal with round pillars in the eight corners. The plinth of the tower ...
Ala Edin Tower
in Varamin City
city: Varamin
This tower with 17 m. height is located to the north of the Varamin Jame’ Mosque. It was constructed in 680 AH. The architecture of tower is combination of Monqol's and those of ... MORE
This tower with 17 m. height is located to the north of the Varamin Jame’ Mosque. It was constructed in 680 AH. The architecture of tower is combination of Monqol's and those of "Aq Qoyonloo" and "Qarah Qoyonloo" architectures.
city: Kord Kooy
This tower is located near the Radkan village, 24 km. south of Kord Kooy and 54 km. to the southwest of Gorgan. The same is situated on a strategic hillock. Constructed on simple lines, ... MORE
This tower is located near the Radkan village, 24 km. south of Kord Kooy and 54 km. to the southwest of Gorgan. The same is situated on a strategic hillock. Constructed on simple lines, this brick structure rises to a height of 35m. It does display artistic affects and with two Kufic inscriptions on ...
Khoram Abad Tower
in Khoram Abad City
This cylindrical and brick minaret is a relic of the 5th century AH., located near the old city of Shahpour Khast. The same is also known as the minaret of Khoram Abad as it stands ... MORE
This cylindrical and brick minaret is a relic of the 5th century AH., located near the old city of Shahpour Khast. The same is also known as the minaret of Khoram Abad as it stands to the south west of this city. The vicinity surrounding this relic has been converted into a park.
Akhenjan Tower
in Mashhad City
city: Mashhad
The tower of Akhenjan is located 22 km. north of Mashad and dates back to the Teimoorian era and the 9th century AH. The tower is octagonal in shape, the brick work of which is fancy ... MORE
The tower of Akhenjan is located 22 km. north of Mashad and dates back to the Teimoorian era and the 9th century AH. The tower is octagonal in shape, the brick work of which is fancy and adds to its beauty.
city: Damavand
This Tower is to the east of Damavand city. Its structure is conical in shape and made of a mixture of limestone and brick and is 250 years old. MORE
This Tower is to the east of Damavand city. Its structure is conical in shape and made of a mixture of limestone and brick and is 250 years old.
Naderi Tower, Fahraj
in Bam City
city: Bam
This structure is constructed and beautifully adorned with bricks. The same was a land mark of the times, so as to guide the caravans in the region of Bam and Fahraj en route Zahedan ... MORE
This structure is constructed and beautifully adorned with bricks. The same was a land mark of the times, so as to guide the caravans in the region of Bam and Fahraj en route Zahedan to Kerman. It is said that the same was constructed under the orders of Nader Shah in the years 1149-1160 AH.
Ali Abad Tower
in Kashmar City
city: Kashmar
This tower is located in the village of Ali Abad 42 km. from the city of Kashmar. The tower has been erected on the fort and the minaret of which resembles a tower, and its facade ... MORE
This tower is located in the village of Ali Abad 42 km. from the city of Kashmar. The tower has been erected on the fort and the minaret of which resembles a tower, and its facade comprises of decorative brick inlaying. The dome stands 18 m. tall, the interior of which is octagon. This tower is on historical ...
Dovecotes
in Isfahan City
city: Isfahan
Dovecotes or such turrets are in plenty in the agricultural vicinities of Esfahan. These have been built with the purpose of collecting the excreta of these birds. The turrets are ... MORE
Dovecotes or such turrets are in plenty in the agricultural vicinities of Esfahan. These have been built with the purpose of collecting the excreta of these birds. The turrets are topped with domes with crevices so as to facilitate the access and exit of these birds, and guide them to their nests within ...
This ancient mosque is located near the sea and in the western sector of the city of Bandar Lengeh. The same was constructed by Haj Mohammad-ebne-Abbas in the year 1280 AH. The minaret ... MORE
This ancient mosque is located near the sea and in the western sector of the city of Bandar Lengeh. The same was constructed by Haj Mohammad-ebne-Abbas in the year 1280 AH. The minaret of the mosque reaches a height of 22 m. and is 3.5 m. in girth. The architectural effect at the top of the minaret ...
Qarlooja Tower
in Kalibar City
city: Kalibar
The Qarlooja tower is located in the same village and is a remnant from the Mongol Reign. This tower like the Atash Neshani Tower is on historical record by The Cultural Heritage Organization ... MORE
The Qarlooja tower is located in the same village and is a remnant from the Mongol Reign. This tower like the Atash Neshani Tower is on historical record by The Cultural Heritage Organization in Iran.
Gonbad Qaboos Tower
in Gonbad Kavoos City
The same is a majestic structure made of brick, with special technicalities and affects of art, related to the 4th century AH. This structure which is located on a hillock amidst the ... MORE
The same is a majestic structure made of brick, with special technicalities and affects of art, related to the 4th century AH. This structure which is located on a hillock amidst the grand park of Gonbad Kavoos city, is the tomb of Shams-ol-Mali Qaboos Ebne Voshmgir Ziyari (the ruler of the times in ...
Peer-e-Alamdar Tower
in Damgan City
city: Damgan
This tower is near the Jame' Mosque and the Fathali Beig School of Damqan. In the year 417 AH., this brick tomb was constructed round in shape, with a conical dome. The structure rises ... MORE
This tower is near the Jame' Mosque and the Fathali Beig School of Damqan. In the year 417 AH., this brick tomb was constructed round in shape, with a conical dome. The structure rises to a height of 13 m. and because of a beautiful 'kufic' engraving which is latticed is famous. This is the tomb of ...
Qarloja Tower
in City
This stony tower is located en route the Aslandooz - Khomarloo Road by the Aras River. Its antiquity dates back to the Mongol period. MORE
This stony tower is located en route the Aslandooz - Khomarloo Road by the Aras River. Its antiquity dates back to the Mongol period.
Shater Gonbady Tower
in Ardebil City
city: Ardebil
This tower is located in Somi'eh Village, 8.5 km. from Ardabil. It is surrounded by open green space. Although heavily damaged, it's architectural design probably belongs to about ... MORE
This tower is located in Somi'eh Village, 8.5 km. from Ardabil. It is surrounded by open green space. Although heavily damaged, it's architectural design probably belongs to about the 8th century AH.
Negar Tower
in Baft City
city: Baft
The same is one of the artistically constructed towers that is a relic of the Saljuqi period on the Baft - Zanjan route. It has been built and adorned with brick works There is also ... MORE
The same is one of the artistically constructed towers that is a relic of the Saljuqi period on the Baft - Zanjan route. It has been built and adorned with brick works There is also an inscription here in the kufic script worked in blue tile.
city: Bijar
This historical tower is located in the western sector of Arabshah Village about 40 km. south of Bijar close to the Hamadan - Bijar Road. The form, materials, and the type of dome ... MORE
This historical tower is located in the western sector of Arabshah Village about 40 km. south of Bijar close to the Hamadan - Bijar Road. The form, materials, and the type of dome reveal that this is a relic of the 5th and 6th century AH. This tower is called Babashah, and according to a gypsum tablet, ...
Espi Fort (Aq Qal'eh)
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
The location of this castle is in the northern section of the former Mobarak Abad castle, on the fringes of the Gorgan River. MORE
The location of this castle is in the northern section of the former Mobarak Abad castle, on the fringes of the Gorgan River.
Jenashak Fort
in Gorgan City
city: Gorgan
This fort consists of three castles, that according to some narrations when Qabus Ebne Voshmgir was dethroned, remained captive here for a period. The name of these three castles are ... MORE
This fort consists of three castles, that according to some narrations when Qabus Ebne Voshmgir was dethroned, remained captive here for a period. The name of these three castles are Seeb Chal, Valeman and Kashidar (now called Deshli) and situated at the top of mountain.
city: Gorgan
The ruins of this fort has been remained in the south west of Gorgan, right on the top of an elevated hill, which is at present surrounded by forest trees. MORE
The ruins of this fort has been remained in the south west of Gorgan, right on the top of an elevated hill, which is at present surrounded by forest trees.
Lar Tower
in Iran Shahr City
The said tower is at a distance of 8 miles east of Chechoo hillocks. The structure resembles a minaret and has been constructed on an elevation. From this point a birds eye view of ... MORE
The said tower is at a distance of 8 miles east of Chechoo hillocks. The structure resembles a minaret and has been constructed on an elevation. From this point a birds eye view of the surroundings is possible, as the tower offered an excellent view. It is said that in past, at times of war or danger, ...
Barajin Tower
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
This tower is located in a site 12 km. north of Qazvin, and has a wonderful panorama as well as a pleasant climate. The Barajin Tower is on an elevation. The foundation of the tower ... MORE
This tower is located in a site 12 km. north of Qazvin, and has a wonderful panorama as well as a pleasant climate. The Barajin Tower is on an elevation. The foundation of the tower rests on an octagonal platform with eight semi circular pillars around it. The same has been constructed with rubble stones, ...
Sangi Tower
in Qazvin City
city: Qazvin
This tower is located in the rural district of Tarom, and is another example of historical towers of the province. MORE
This tower is located in the rural district of Tarom, and is another example of historical towers of the province.
Resket Tower
in Sari City
city: Sari
The Resket Tower is located in the vicinity of Do Dangeh, and has been constructed in the early 5th century AH. The said is made of brick with a dome which has been decorated with ... MORE
The Resket Tower is located in the vicinity of Do Dangeh, and has been constructed in the early 5th century AH. The said is made of brick with a dome which has been decorated with arches. Two brick inscriptions are affixed here, in the kufic, Pahlavi and Sassanide scripts.
Lajim Tower
in Savad Kooh City
This tower is situated in the village of Lajim, in the township of Savad Kooh, and is incorrectly come to be known as Imamzadeh Abdollah. The same has been constructed on simple lines, ... MORE
This tower is situated in the village of Lajim, in the township of Savad Kooh, and is incorrectly come to be known as Imamzadeh Abdollah. The same has been constructed on simple lines, but at the same time holds an elegance. It is round in shape and has a conical dome. Two inscriptions of brick can ...
Other Historical Towers
in Shahrood City
city: Shahrood
Other historical towers in the province are, Mazaj (made of sun baked bricks) in Shahrood and Gonbad-e-Zangooleh in Damqan. MORE
Other historical towers in the province are, Mazaj (made of sun baked bricks) in Shahrood and Gonbad-e-Zangooleh in Damqan.
Qasem Abad Tower
in Zabol City
city: Zabol
This minaret is located in Makran (Qasem Abad) of Zabol and there is a strong possibility that the same be a relic from the Saljuqi period. The upper portion of this minaret as well ... MORE
This minaret is located in Makran (Qasem Abad) of Zabol and there is a strong possibility that the same be a relic from the Saljuqi period. The upper portion of this minaret as well as its entrance is in a state of ruin. The said minaret was constructed on a rock basis and overlooks the old part of ...
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