Founded under Fath-Ali Shah in the 1820s, this mosque is a large courtyard affair with four iwans at the cardinal points – the higher east and west ones offer a measured use of restrained colored brickwork. On Friday mornings the courtyard is filled with colorful carpets to prepare for lunchtime prayers.
Semnan Central Mosque (Jame Mosque) was constructed in the 1st century AH on the site of the ruins of an ancient Fire Temple. Evidences can be noted here from the Mongol and Timurid periods. Its tall brick made porch on the western side of the courtyard, ...
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