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Iranian Architecture

The stucco work found in the historical city of Seimareh, the high wonderful columns of Persepolis, the beautiful tiles of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, the clays of Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat , the steps of the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the remarkable high arches of Jameh Mosque in Isfahan, the ceiling and walls of Tabatabaei House in Kashan, the mirror work at Qavam House in Shiraz, the adobe wind catchers in Yazd, to the top of Gonbad-e Kavus Tower, etc. they’re all only a part of the registered eternal glory created by the Iranian architects and artisans.


Iranian architecture, which has a lifetime of about ten thousand years, has gone through changes and evolutions due to wars, religious reforms, diverse beliefs and different governments throughout history and it has eventually spread to other lands as well.


When we talk about Iranian architecture, we are actually talking about mathematics, mysticism, accurate calculation and evaluation, special suitable designs, and the science of structures.


Is it possible to talk about Isfahan and close our eyes on the majesty of Chehel Sotoun? Is it possible to visit the museum of The Salt Man in Zanjan and ignore the beauty of its facade, ceiling, and walls? Can one appreciate the spectacular Amir Chakhmaq Square of Yazd and not take its mosque and its near and far wind towers into account? Thousands of other examples of Iranian architectural attractions can be mentioned here.


Experts say that Iranian-Islamic architecture is based on principles such as strength, comfort, and expansion. The history of Iranian architecture is divided into pre-Islamic and post-Islamic periods.


Choqa Zanbil is the most ancient Iranian building that was built around 1250 B.C. and its dimensions are equal to the Pyramids of Egypt. Rocky architecture was common in the Medes era and Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis) is a significant example of this style of architecture created in the Achaemenid Era.

Iranian architecture went through changes and evolutionary grandeur after the advent of Islam in this country around 1400 years ago. Iranian architecture in Islamic era (pre-contemporary era) is categorized into four styles: Khorasani, Razi, Azari, and Isfahani.


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