Yazd,The first Mud-brick city of the world

May 21, 2019

The archaeological city of Yazd

1-Jameh mosque

(Jameh Mosque; Masjed-e Jameh St.) Dominating the old city, this magnificent building has a tiled entrance portal that is one of the tallest in Iran, flanked by two magnificent 48m-high minarets and adorned with an inscription from the 15th century. The wonderful mosaics on the arch and mihrab and the tiles over the primary western access to the patio are especially staggering. The gardoneh Mehr (swastika image) utilized on the tiles symbolizes vastness, immortality, birth and passing and can be found on Iranian structures going back as right on time as 5000 BC.Built for Sayyed Roknaddin in the fifteenth century, the mosque is on the site of a twelfth-century building accepted to have itself supplanted a previous fire sanctuary. In the courtyard, there is a stairwell leading down to the part of the Zarch Qanat (closed to the Public). Roof access is barred to everyone except Muslim women, who are allowed up on Fridays only.

2 –Amir Chakhmaq square

The staggering three-story veneer of this Hosseinieh makes it one of the biggest such structures in Iran. its lines of flawlessly proportioned depressed recesses are at their best, and the most photogenic, around nightfall when the light mellow and the transcending outside is attentively floodlit.  Recent work has added arcades along the edge to ward off traffic from the can move to the structure. You can move to the first floor of the structure and investigate the square, however more elevated levels are not available.

Underneath the complex is where kababs have some expertise in jigar (flame-broiled liver). Before the Hosseinieh, pay special mind to the colossal wooden palm Nakhl, a significant highlight once utilized for recognition of the Shiites’ energetic Ashura remembrances.

Amir chakhmagh complex


Amir chakhmagh complex

3 -Dowlatabad garden

Memorable Building gardens Once the home of Persian official Karim Khan Zand, this little structure set in the midst of Unesco-recorded nurseries was worked around 1750. The inside of the structure is superb,  with complex latticework and perfect recoloured glass windows. It’s additionally famous for having Iran’s highest Badgir, remaining over 33m.

4 -Fire temple

 Zoroastrians come from around the world to see this Atashkadeh, often referred to as the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and said to have been burning since about AD 470. Visible through a window from the entrance hall, the flame was transferred to Ardakan in 1174, then to Yazd in 1474 and to its present site in 1940. Above the entrance, you can see the Farvahar symbol.

                        Fire temple

5-Alexanders prison

Historic Building  This 15th-century domed school is known as Alexander’s Prison because of a reference to this apparently dastardly place in a Hafez poem. Whether the deep well in the middle of its courtyard was in fact built by Alexander the Great and used as a dungeon seems doubtful, no matter what your guide tells you. The building itself is worth a look for the small display on the old city of Yazd, the clean toilets and the mercifully cool subterranean teahouse.

The early-11th-century brick Tomb of the 12 Imams is almost next door to Alexander’s Prison. The once-fine (but now badly deteriorated) inscriptions inside bear the names of the Shiite Imams, though none are actually buried here.





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