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Restoration of the First Iranian Double Shell Domes

 

News Category: Islamic Period

 04 December 2003

 

 

Restoration of the twin towers of Kharaghan, the first double shell domes of Iran located near Qazvin, reached completion.

Head of the local cultural heritage department Mohammad Mohammadzadeh said that the domes had been totally ruined in last year’s earthquake and added “the carried out restorations include the complete reconstruction of the two domes, and we hope to start to work on the decorations by next year.”

The twin towers of Kharaghan are located near Qazvin in midwestern Iran and are considered the first double shell domes of Iran, dating back to some one thousand years ago. Their brick and tile decorations are also among the best decorations of historical monuments of the country.

 

 

 

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