Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:26

Coexistence of Mysticism, Shia and Sunni in Mausoleums of Bayazid and Sheikh Zahid

The structure of the Iranian medieval thought was changed by passing through different places for a long time. However, the nature of thought did not change and so this is the fixed and relatively stable characteristics of these streams of thought that lead researchers of history to analyze the processes…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 18:49

Kabutarkhana, Its beautiful Structure and Economic Function

  Kabutarkhana (the nest of pigeon) is one of the prominent Iranian medieval towers whose background refers to pre-Islamic time (Mirzaie, 2003, p. 132). Kabutarkhana was mainly constructed in plains with mild temperature beside rivers, canals, and aqueducts. The farther we got from plains, the fewer the number of Kaburakhana…
Saturday, 26 July 2014 21:47

Tarikhane Mosque, Its Holiness and Continuity of Function

Muslim conquests of Iran developed changes not only in political constitutions but also in cultural structures. Associating with different religious structures, Islam developed many social changes in the lives of Iranian peoples. Transformations in functions of many social monuments are the inevitable consequences of these social changes. The place of…
Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:35

Tugrul Towers and the Symbolic Function of the Iranian Medieval Architecture

The Iranian towers that flourished in the Saljuq era (1037-1194) are glorious symbols of medieval time. This article attempts to explore the functions of the Iranian towers in medieval time with respect to Tugrul towers in Ray and Mehmandust. Regardless of their usage in astronomy and finding directions, towers functioned…
Friday, 06 June 2014 15:21

Chehel Dokhtar Tower in the Shadow of Damghan Shrines

  The presence of numerous towers with various names and functions in all parts of Iran is one of the main issues of art and architecture of the Iranian medieval time. Although these towers are obsolete in the context of modern heterogeneous  buildings they are deep footprints of the medieval…

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