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Kharaqan Towers

Related to Qazvin city (located in Qazvin province)
Dating back to Seljuk era, the towers have been built on the tombs of two prominent Seljuk figures: Abu Saeed Bijar, son of Sa’d; and Abu Mansour Iltay, son of Takin.

These towers are located at a distance of 1 km. from the Hesar Armani village, and within 32km of the Qazvin-Hamadan Road. Kharraqan towers are close to one another, though ...
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Seljuk era Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Dating back to Seljuk era, the towers have been built on the tombs of two prominent Seljuk figures: Abu Saeed Bijar, son of Sa’d and Abu Mansour Iltay, son of Takin.
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Kharaqan Towers - Qazvin Province
The Kharraqan towers (as known as the Kharrakhan or Kharaghan towers) are a pair of mausolea built in 1067 and 1093, in the Kharraqan region of northern Iran, near Qazvin.
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Kharaqan Brick Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers (as known as the Kharrakhan or Kharaghan towers) are a pair of mausolea built in 1067 and 1093, in the Kharraqan region of northern Iran, near Qazvin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
They are notable for being an early example of geometric ornament, an early example of double domes, and one of the earlier tomb towers that appeared in Seljuq Iran during the 11th century.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Dating back to Seljuk era, the towers have been built on the tombs of two prominent Seljuk figures: Abu Saeed Bijar, son of Sa’d and Abu Mansour Iltay, son of Takin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Both towers have inscriptions of their architect on the exterior surface. Muhammad b. Makki al-Zanjani is inscribed on the earlier tower Abu’l-Ma’ali b. Makki al-Zanjani, on the later tower.
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Kharaqan Brick Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers (as known as the Kharrakhan or Kharaghan towers) are a pair of mausolea built in 1067 and 1093, in the Kharraqan region of northern Iran, near Qazvin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Dating back to Seljuk era, the towers have been built on the tombs of two prominent Seljuk figures: Abu Saeed Bijar, son of Sa’d and Abu Mansour Iltay, son of Takin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
They are notable for being an early example of geometric ornament, an early example of double domes, and one of the earlier tomb towers that appeared in Seljuq Iran during the 11th century.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
These towers are remnant examples of architecture that existed during the Seljuk period of medieval Persia.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Both towers were significantly damaged by the 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake. They were in a good state of preservation before the event, suggesting it was one of the most powerful quakes in the region for approximately 900 years.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Dating back to Seljuk era, the towers have been built on the tombs of two prominent Seljuk figures: Abu Saeed Bijar, son of Sa’d and Abu Mansour Iltay, son of Takin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The eastern tower dates from 1067–68, and the western tower dates from 1093
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Night view of Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers exhibit more elaborate external design, individualized for each of the 8 sides, in comparison to other towers with more repetitive patterns.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers (as known as the Kharrakhan or Kharaghan towers) are a pair of mausolea built in 1067 and 1093, in the Kharraqan region of northern Iran, near Qazvin.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The eastern tower dates from 1067–68, and the western tower dates from 1093
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
These towers are remnant examples of architecture that existed during the Seljuk period of medieval Persia.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
Both towers have inscriptions of their architect on the exterior surface. Muhammad b. Makki al-Zanjani is inscribed on the earlier tower Abu’l-Ma’ali b. Makki al-Zanjani, on the later tower.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers exhibit more elaborate external design, individualized for each of the 8 sides, in comparison to other towers with more repetitive patterns.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
These towers are remnant examples of architecture that existed during the Seljuk period of medieval Persia.
Kharaqan Tomb Towers,Kharaghan towers,Kharrakhan,Kharaqan twin tomb towers,برجهای دوقلو خرقان,kharaghan two towers,kharaqan two towers,برجهای خرقان,khargan towers,kharagan,karaghan,karaqan,karagan towers,karaqan towers,karaghan towers,استان قزوین,آوج,avaj,qazvin towers,ghazvin towers,qazwin towers,towers in avaj,ajaj towers,avaj tombs
Kharaghan Towers near Qazvin
Both towers were significantly damaged by the 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake. They were in a good state of preservation before the event, suggesting it was one of the most powerful quakes in the region for approximately 900 years.
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Night view of Kharaghan towers
Both towers have inscriptions of their architect on the exterior surface. Muhammad b. Makki al-Zanjani is inscribed on the earlier tower Abu’l-Ma’ali b. Makki al-Zanjani, on the later tower.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers exhibit more elaborate external design, individualized for each of the 8 sides, in comparison to other towers with more repetitive patterns.
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Kharaqan Towers near Qazvin
The Kharraqan towers (as known as the Kharrakhan or Kharaghan towers) are a pair of mausolea built in 1067 and 1093, in the Kharraqan region of northern Iran, near Qazvin.
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