„Damghan, Semnan, Iran (Antonia Tozer)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

The Tarik Khana Mosque, Damghan, Semnan Province, northeast Iran, built circa 775. The Tarik Khana ('God's House') Mosque, is Irans oldest and recalls the buildings of the pre-Islamic era. Its simple design consists of an almost square courtyard surrounded by single arches on three sides and, on the Mecca-facing (qebla) side, a prayer hall with triple colonnades. The massive brick columns and high arches are reminiscent of Sasanian buildings.

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