If the trip once led you to Iran, we are sure you have visited the mosque Shah Cheragh, which located in the city of Shiraz.
Emerald mosque what is the name of this impressive building, in Persian it means “King of Light,” and is a kind of mausoleum. It houses the graves of two brs – Ahmed and Muhammad, sons of the Shi'ite imam Muse al-Kadim.
Two brs escaped to Shiraz in the early 10th century after the Abbasid dynasty expelled Shiite Muslims. Shiraz is also known as the birthplace of the most famous Persian poet Hafiz.
Built in the 12th century
The mosque was built in the 12th century and today is one of the three most important pilgrimage sites in Iran.
And while its exterior is typical of Iranian mosques with golden minarets, what captivates millions of people around the world is its interior.
Namely, when you enter the mosque, tis one waiting for you an interior full of mosaics, which are made of shimmering glass in various colors. Crystal chandeliers hang from the top, while the doors are made of silver.
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All these textures reflect light in different directions, creating incredible colors and scenes so you feel like you are inside a crystal hall.
The mystery behind the area wthe mosque was built
According to legend, around 900 AD, one passenger noticed something glowing from afar. He approached the area to investigate and found a lighted grave. A corpse of an important Muslim figure was then found inside, buried in armor.
This whole area soon became a pilgrimage destination for Shiite Muslims. The tomb mausoleum was later built t and as time went on the building became increasingly complex.
Although Shah Cheragh has been damaged by people, nature and time, she still is it shines like a diamond and attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.
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