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Old Mosques, Kermanshah (Part 2)

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Kermanshah Jame' Mosque, Kermanshah

This mosque is placed in Kermanshah city and is a relic from the late Zandieh period which in 1196 A.H. was constructed apparently at the site of the former mosque by Alikhan Zanganeh, the governor of Kermanshah.

What has remained from the mosque old building, is part of the pillared nocturnal area and the octagonal vestibule. The present nocturnal area, with the exception of the altar, has no special adornments. In the southwest corner of the building, are stairs which have been built for gaining access to the top floor that was perhaps used to be a part of a school.

At the beginning and to the right hand side of the entrance, there are three inscriptions dating 1200 A.H. The same is relevant to matters concerning the purchase, sale and endowments of the said mosque.

Moavenol Molk Mourning Place, Kermanshah

The mourning place and Hosseinieh of Moavenol Molk comprises of 3 buildings such as the Abbasiyeh, Hosseinieh and Zeinabiyeh, located in the city center of Kermanshah. The Tekiyeh has 2 courtyards and a building in the center. The Hosseinieh walls are covered and adorned with beautiful multi colored tiles. Portraits of great personalities of the times have been painted by delicate paint brushes and attractive colors on the tiles.

The subject of some of these tile works are related to the historical and mythological episodes besides religious traditions such as: Prophet Suleiman, the Karbala and Ashoura events, and tales of Rostam and Sohrab.

Paveh Jame' Mosque, Paveh

The said structure is related to the 13th century A.H. and lacks a courtyard. This mosque has a rectangular-shaped nocturnal area and its wooden leveled covering rests on 15 wooden columns. Its adytum was in the southern side of the mosque. The building material of the mosque is of slate, clay and mortar. Besides the Jame' Mosque, there is another mosque that is used in winters. It has a very old wooden door with an inscription in the Cuneiform script.

Other Old Mosques, Kermanshah

The Imamzadeh Kangavar Mosque in the Gachkan vicinity, Haj Shahbaz Khan Mosque in Kermanshah, Mo'tamed Mosque in Kermanshah (Qajar era), Rijab Mosque in Islam Abad Qarb, a structure related to the early Islamic or the Sassanid period. The Shahzadeh Mosque in Kermanshah related to the Qajar period and the Feiz Abad Mosque in Kermanshah related to the Zandieh and Qajar periods.


Source: chnpress.com

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Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Historical Bridges and Caravansaries, Kermanshah

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part1)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part2)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part3)

The province of Kermanshah

History and Culture, Kermanshah

Palaces and Edifices, Kermanshah

Townships, Kermanshah (Part1)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part2)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part3)

Fire Temples, Kermanshah

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