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Tombs and Domes, Kerman

Akhoond tomb

Akhoond Tomb, Koohbanan, Zarand 


 The said structure is made of brick and has a polygonal dome, with double arches externally. This structure has 9 porches. The entrance of the southern sector connects to the frontal section by two halls and spiral stair ways lead to the double covered dome. Under the dome is a marble tomb stone which is 2 m. in length and 1 m. in width. This is most probably a relic of the 11th century AH. which is on historical record.

Amir Heydar Tomb, Jiroft 


 The same is situated in Daulat Abad, Esfandaqieh and is a relic of the Safavid era. This structure comprises of a dome, porches, arched ceilings and corridors. Internally, the structure is four-sided, but higher up it changes to an octagon with coinciding ceilings. Narrations and memoirs can be seen in numbers within the structure dating to the years 1002 AH., 1012 AH. and 1082 AH.. Besides a few marble tomb stones. The said structure has been beautifully designed with plaster and Indian design, in addition to the Shah Abbasi patterns. The above mentioned is on historical record.

Jabaliyeh Dome, Kerman 


 This dome is also known as the Gabri Dome and is located in Kerman, and the structure is octagonal. The dome has been constructed of brick, though the building is of stone and gypsum, and its architectural affects have been inspired from the Sassanide period.


Khajeh Atabak Mausoleum, Kerman 


 The same is located in the south east of the vicinity of the bazaar mosque. The structure is a remnant of the Saljuqi period in the 6th century AH. This structure has been adorned with plaster and brick works, both internally and externally. Its interesting features are the kufic and thulth scripts. The ceiling of this mausoleum had caved in, but was repaired by the Cultural Heritage Organization, and the structure is on historical record.



jabaliyeh dome

Mir Heydar (Goor Khan) Mausoleum, Jiroft 


 The same is a relic of the Safavid period and is located in Esfandaqieh of Jiroft. The structure resembles a dome with eight external porches. Internally, the dome is four-sided, but higher up in its structure converts to an octagon. A marble tomb stone can be noted within.

Mir Zobair Tomb, Sirjan 


 This structure is located in the Sharif Abad village of Sirjan. This structure is square in shape, with external and internal dimensions of 9 m. and 7 m. respectively. It has been erected with cobbled stones and gypsum. At a height of four meters this structure converts to an octagonal shape, and thence spherical with a dome on the top. Internally, it is adorned with inscriptions. The remnants of the plaster work dates back to 751 AH.


It is believed that this structure was formerly a temple related to the pre-Islamic or early Islamic period, and that during the reign of Mohammad Mobarez, the first Amir of the Al Mozaffar Family, the same was renovated into a mosque. 

Moshtaqiyeh (Segonbad) Dome, Kerman 


 This dome is located in the Moshtaqiyeh sq. in Kerman and was constructed during the Qajar reign. Three domes have been constructed on three tombs belonging to Moshtaq Ali Shah, Sheikh Esmail and Kowsar Ali Shah. Moshtaq Ali Shah was a Gnostic of the 13th century AH. and was stoned to death in the year 1206 AH. due to his personal beliefs. He was condemned because of reciting the Holy Qoran with a string instrument called the sitar. The dome on his tomb was constructed in the year 1260 AH. 



Moshtaqiyeh Dome

Peer Baba Mosafer Mausoleum, Kerman 


 This structure is located in Shahdad (Kerman) and is also known as Khaneqah-e-Aqoos, Aqoos Kelisa (church) or Peer-e-Mosafer. The same comprises of walls, a court-yard, entrance and a domed chamber.


This mausoleum is a relic of the 7th century AH. In an ancient book written in the 10th century AH., a vicinity by the name of Aqoos and its structures has been mentioned. This book has also mentioned a personality by the name of Baba Mosafer Konji, who had come to Shahdad anonymously and had lived there. Moreover, it has been stated that the tomb of the above mentioned is in the Khaneqah constructed by Hazrat Khajeh Ekhtiyareddin Abdol Qader Kermani. The structure of the mausoleum is on historical record 

Peer-e-Barhaq (Jarsooz) Mausoleum, Bardseer 


 This mausoleum is a relic of the 7th century AH. in Bardseer. Externally the structure is square shaped, but internally it is octagonal. The dome of this structure is made of brick, and adorned with arches, plaster work, tile work depicting a flowery pattern, and kufic script. The above mentioned is on historical record.

Sabz Dome, Kerman 


 This structure dates back to the 7th century AH., and is a remnant of the Qara Khta'iyan school and tomb in Kerman. At present only the entrance of the school remains, and the ceiling of the porch has seen damages in an earthquake, but was later on repaired. The most beautiful portion of the porch is its arched tile work, along with its columns on the two sides.


Shah Firooz Tomb, Sirjan 


 The same is located within a distance of 5 km. south east of the Qal'eh Sangi of Sirjan. This structure is octagonal and has a dome with a spectacular arched design. In the midst of the structure is a tomb 2.5 m. in length, 63 cm. in width and to the height of 40 cm. People believe that this is the resting abode of Abu Kalijar-ebne-Azidodowleh or his offspring, who on eating meat after a hunt, passed away and was buried in this vicinity. There is a strong possibility that this relic is of Eilkhani period (8th and 9th century AH.). The same has been under repair in the recent years. 

Shah Nematollah-e-Vali Tomb, Kerman 


 Shah Nematollah-e-Vali was the head of the Ellahiyeh (730-834 AH.), and was one of the reputed Gnostics of the first half of the 9th century AH. His tomb and Khaneqah (or a kind of monastery) is located in the town of Mahan (Kerman). The Hezar Shah structure is the axis of this aggregate, and its primary construction dates back to the year 840 AH. Ahmad Shah Bahmani (of the Bahmaniyeh Dynasty) was responsible for the expenditure. Sections were added to this in later periods. 

shah Nematollah-e-Vali tomb

 Shah Nematollah-e-Vali Tomb


The Vakil-ol-Molk court-yard is opposite this mausoleum, and was constructed in the Qajar era. The structure displays a Mongol type of architecture (of the Eilkhani and pre-Safavid periods) and its porch pertains to the Esfahani mode of architecture, and is one of the wonderful pieces of art works in desert area of Iran. 

Shahzadeh Hossein Jowpar Tomb, Kerman 


 The said tomb is situated in the Jowpar district of Kerman, and this pilgrimage site is relative to the Safavid period. It was repaired and completed during the Qajar period. There is also a caravansary in its vicinity. The structure comprises of a courtyard, sepulchre, dome and a porch. The same is on historical record.

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