In Deylamian periods, the narrow gateway on the east northern side of Shiraz was built in 13th century. Quran gate is one of the ancient gate which has remained from 1000 years ago and it is considered as one of the antique monuments of the city nowadays. It was once restored by Karim khan Zand in 18th century and a chamber was built at the top of this gate, in which were kept hand-written Qurans by Sultan Ibrahim .The two Quran known as Hifdaeh-man is currently kept in Paris Museum. It is named so, because of the Quran, was placed inside the chamber at the top of the gate to safe guard the travelers going underneath and about it was again restored for the last time in 70 years ago by a cloth merchant called Igar. As you are entering the city of poetry, Shiraz, you can see this magnificent monument.
|Quran Gate in Shiraz|