IRANINFO.DK - Iranian news site based in Denmark

Monday
Jul 23rd
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Travel Travel to Iran Se Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's Oroumiyeh

Se Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's Oroumiyeh

E-mail Print PDF
Se Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's Oroumiyeh

It is believed that it was named three domes as the original tower had three levels that each had an arched entrance.

Some historians believe that this brick tower was built in place of a Sassanid (226-651 CE) fire temple, although this claim has never been verified.

According to an inscription above the entrance, the tower was built on the order of a Seljuq (1038-1118) nobleman in 1184.

Se Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's OroumiyehSe Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's Oroumiyeh

The current tower is a 13-meter structure with a girth of 5 meters and has two levels. The first level has a 1. 70-centimeter-tall door and is considered the basement and the second level, which is the tomb chamber, has a 2. 5- meter-high door.

The façade of the building is decorated with sculpted stone, stucco reliefs with geometric shapes and three inscriptions in the Kufic calligraphy hand. This tower has been registered as a National Heritage Site.

Se Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's OroumiyehSe Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's OroumiyehSe Gonbad or Three Domes: A Monument in Iran's Oroumiyeh

 

Photography

Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia.

Travel tips

Things to Know Before Trip
One of the most important things to remember is that Iranians aren’t Arabs, they’re Persian. They speak Farsi (and other dialects), not Arabic, and some people might feel offended if you great them with Arabic words.
  • What’s the best time to travel to Iran?
  • Iranian don’t hate Americans
  • Iran is a great place for backpacking

Join our Social Sites :

Video - Tour



Facebook Page