Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The glorious Soltaniyeh dome.

Soltaniyeh Dome of Zanjan is absolutely one of the masterpieces of Persian- Islamic architecture which is inscribed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. This fabulous structure, built in 10 years from 1302 to 1312 B.C is the grave of Oljaito, the Ilkhanid king.
The ornaments in Soltaniyeh Dome.

This masterpiece is so glorious that is known as a turning point in Iranian architecture. The 48 meters high dome of Soltaniyeh which is covered in elegant turquoise tiles is known as the largest brick dome in the world. The 8 porches and the 8 minarets are inspired by the 8 legendary doors of paradise and are ornamented with stunning brickworks. This monument exhibits a great collection of architectural ornaments including brickworks, tilework, stuccos and etc.

The brickworks and blue dome of Soltaniyeh.
Soltaniyeh Dome, Zanjan-Iran.