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Imam Mosque, is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. The mosque is one of the treasures featured on Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by the architecture historian Dan Cruickshank. The mosque is depicted on the reverse of the Iranian 20,000 rials banknote.

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  • 2. Built during the Safavid period, ShahMosque is an excellent example ofIslamic architecture of Iran, andregarded as one of the masterpiecesof Persian Architecture. It isregistered, along with the Naghsh-iJahan Square, as a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. Its construction beganin 1611, and its splendor is mainlydue to the beauty of its seven-colourmosaic tiles and calligraphicinscriptions.Moscheea Regală din Esfahan,capodoperă a arhitecturii persane,este un veritabil exemplu alarhitecturii islamice.Remarcabilă este şi spectaculoasalucratură în faianţă (şapte culori)care acoperă interiorul şi cele patruywan (ziduri boltite cu o laturădeschisă). Moscheea regală a fostînceputa în 1611, iar lucrările auprogresat foarte rapid, la ordinele luiAbbas, care se temea poate că vamuri înainte ca ele să fie terminate.Este ceea ce s-a întâmplat: clădireaa fost terminată în anul 1638, la 9 anidupă moartea sa.
  • 3. Iran, as old as history itself,inherits one of the mostancient civilizations of theplanet. Throughout the years,its culture has influenceddifferent parts of the globefrom the Nile River to the heartof Europe. For many years,people from all over the worldhave traveled the historictrade route of Silk Road,marveling at the varied gloryof the Persian Empires greatcivilization.La fel de vechi ca istoria însăşiIranul a moştenit una dintrecele mai vechi civilizaţii aleplanetei. De-a lungul anilor,cultura sa a influenţat diferitepărţi ale globului de la Nilpână în inima Europei. Timpde mulţi ani, oameni dinîntreaga lume au călătorit peistorica rută comercială a„Drumului Mătăsii”,minunându-se de realizările
  • 4. To visit Iran is a uniqueexperience, the experienceof being in the cradle of agreat culture and civilization.
  • 5. The Masjed-e Shah(1611-1630) was a hugestructure, said to contain 18million bricks and 475,000tiles, having cost the Shah60,000 tomans to build. Itemployed the new haftrangi (seven-colour) style oftile mosaic.
  • 6. In earlier Iranian mosquesthe tiles had been maid offaience mosaic, a slow andexpensive process wheretiny pieces are cut frommonochrome tiles andassembled to createintricate designs. In the haftrangi method, artisans puton all the colors at once,then fired the tile. Cheaperand quicker, the newprocedure allowed a widerrange of colors to be used,creating richer patterns,sweeter to the eye.
  • 7. The Naghsh-e JahanSquare in Isfahan is one ofthe largest city squares inthe world and anoutstanding example ofIranian and Islamicarchitecture. It has beendesignated by UNESCO asa World Heritage Site.Piaţa regală a fostconstruită de Şahul Abbascel Mare (1587-1629) careîn anul 1598 hotărăşteconstruirea noii salacapitale, cea maiimpozantă capitală a lumiiislamice, supranumită„perla orientului” sau„jumătate de lume”
  • 8. Iran Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Nicoleta Leu Internet slide 1 & 28 Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement: Sanda FoişoreanuSound: Zohreh Jooya - Praying, Niyayesh; Thou Passest Through Me