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Hamdollah Mostowfi Tomb (Iran tourism)

Hamdollah Mostowfi Tomb,iran tourism
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Hamdollah Mostowfi Tomb, Qazvin 

The said lies in the Panbeh Reeseh locality of Qazvin, and is also reputedly known as the tall dome. Hamdollah Mostowfi who was a honored geographer came from a famed family of Mostowfian dynasty. He was born in the year 680 AH. in the city of Qazvin, and passed away around 750 AH. This tomb is a relic of the Mongol era. The plan of the structure is on a square basis externally, turning into an octagon in the higher section and thence cylindrical. Part of the cylindrical segment has been vaulted.The structure has a conical dome made of brick. The wooden door or entrance is on the western section. The tomb itself is in the basement or cellar on which a quadrangular chamber has been constructed. The cornices of which are with turquoise colored tiles.

 

Epigraphs with sacred verses surround the base of the dome, these are in the Naskh script and of plaster work. The flooring of this chamber is of stone. Its ceiling is a domed one and is made of brick from the section where the inscriptions can be noted. The entrance is of azure. The vaulted or arched effect around the base of the dome has undergone renovation due to damage. Under this vaulted segment is an azure colored inscription in the Nasta'liq script revealing a brief biography of Hamdollah Mostowfi.

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