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Grand Mosque of Golpayegan, Isfahan province

Grand Mosque of Golpayegan Isfahan province

Grand Mosque of Golpayegan, Isfahan province
The major portion of the Golpayegan Masjid-e Jami is of Seljuk origin and dates to the 11th century. It is noted for the Kufic inscriptions in the brickwork.

Iranians, Germans Study Golpayegan Mosque
Studies on Golpayegan Jame’ Mosque have begun, head of Isfahan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department’s Archeology Office said. According to CHN, Mohsen Javari stated that a joint team of Iranian and German experts is conducting studies on the ancient mosque dating back to the Seljuqid Era (1029-1194).

Also, turning to archeological excavations at an ancient Islamic site in Aran and Bidgol, the official stated that “the lower section of the historic area, which was found recently, is being examined.“ He noted that studies are being conducted on 4,600 potsherds retrieved from the site.The history of Golpayegan stretches back over 5,000 years. Extended across 1,945 square kilometers, the city is located to the west of the capital city Isfahan. http://www.iran-daily.com/1385/2795/html/panorama.htm

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A view of Golpayegan Grand Mosque, Isfahan province

Irano-German Team to Study Golpayegan Mosque

An Irano-German team will launch the second round of excavations in Golpayegan Grand Mosque, Isfahan province. Speaking to ISNA, an expert with the Research Center for Preserving and Repairing Historical and Cultural Monuments, Zatollah Nikzad also said that the first round of the studies were conducted last year under a one-year plan, following which the job of compiling documents and architectural maps along with field research works started.
Referring to the need to undertake architectural studies in the mosque, which may have influenced the development of Iranian architecture, he said that the oldest section of the mosque is its unique dome, which dates back to the Seljukid era (1037-1187 AD).

It uses special architecture as well as unique plaster works, he said, adding that field works are currently centered on the dome as well as its architecture in various eras.
Commenting on the theory whether the Seljukid era is the last period determined for the mosque or whether it has been built over another mosque, he said that field researches have revealed the existence of an older mosque belonging to a period earlier than the Seljukid era. Preliminary studies were conducted on its dome, he said, adding that the second round of excavations in Golpayegan Grand Mosque will continue in this section as well other sections.

The time for starting the second round of the studies has not yet been fixed since it depends on financial issues and obtaining permit. However, the project is on this year’s agenda, Nikzad concluded. History of Golpayegan goes back to over 5,000 years. Sprawling over an area of 1,945 square kilometers, the city is located to the west of the provincial capital Isfahan. http://www.iran-daily.com/1386/2921/html/art.htm

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