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    مسجد جامع یزد


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    (Wikipedia) - Jame Mosque of Yazd   (Redirected from Jameh mosque of Yazd) Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd Basic information Location Geographic coordinates Affiliation Province Municipality Architectural description Architectural type Completed Specifications Dome(s) Minaret(s)
    مسجد جامع یزد
    Yazd, Iran
    31°54′5″N 54°22′7″E / 31.90139°N 54.36861°E / 31.90139; 54.36861Coordinates: 31°54′5″N 54°22′7″E / 31.90139°N 54.36861°E / 31.90139; 54.36861
    Shia Islam
    Yazd Province
    Yazd County
    Mosque
    14th century
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    This article is about Jameh Mosque of Yazd; for similar uses, see Jameh Mosque (disambiguation).

    The Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd (Persian: مسجد جامع یزد‎ – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Yazd) is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Yazd city, within the Yazd Province of Iran. The mosque is depicted on the obverse of the Iranian 200 rials banknote.

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    History

    The 12th-century mosque is still in use today. It was first built under Ala''oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran.

    Specifications

    The mosque is a fine specimen of the Azari style of Persian architecture. The mosque is crowned by a pair of minarets, the highest in Iran, and the portal''s facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tile work, predominantly blue in colour. Within is a long arcaded courtyard where, behind a deep-set south-east iwan, is a sanctuary chamber (shabestan). This chamber, under a squat tiled dome, is exquisitely decorated with faience mosaic: its tall faience Mihrab, dated 1365, is one of the finest of its kind in existence.

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