The Kharāghān twin towers
|Location||Qazvin Province, Iran|
|Year consecrated||First tower 1067
Second tower 1093
|Architect(s)||Muhammad bin Makki al-Zanjani|
|Height (max)||15 m|
The brick structures stand 15 metres (49 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide, and make extensive use of geometry. Inside the older mausoleum there is a lamp and paintings.
The eastern tower dates from 1067–68, while the western tower dates from 1093. Both towers appear to be the work of the architect, Muhammad bin Makki al-Zanjani. It is believed that the occupant of the eastern tower was Abu Sa'id Bijar and the occupant of the western tower was Abu Mansur Iltayti.
Both towers were significantly damaged by the 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake. They were in a good state of preservation before the event, suggesting it was one of the most powerful quakes in the region for approximately 900 years.
- Iranian architecture
- Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization
- Seljuk Architecture
- History of Persian domes
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- David Stronach and T. Cuyler Young, Jr, Three Seljuq Tomb Towers, 6.
- David Stronach and T. Cuyler Young, Jr, Three Seljuq Tomb Towers, 1.
- Walker, R. T.; Bergman, E; Jackson, J; Ghorashi, M; Talebain, M. (2005). "The 2002 June 22 Changureh (Avaj) earthquake in Qazvin province, northwest Iran: epicentral relocation, source parameters, surface deformation and geomorphology". Geophysical Journal International. 160 (2): 707–720. Bibcode:2005GeoJI.160..707W. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02516.x.
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