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Esfahan Imam mosque3


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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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  • 1. 3Internet image
  • 2. The Naghsh-e JahanSquare in Isfahan is oneof the largest citysquares in the worldand an outstandingexample of Iranian andIslamic architecture. Ithas been designated byUNESCO as a WorldHeritage Site.Piaţa regală a fostconstruită de ŞahulAbbas cel Mare(1587-1629) care înanul 1598 hotărăşteconstruirea noii salacapitale, cea maiimpozantă capitală alumii islamice,supranumită „perlaorientului” sau
  • 3. In 1598, when Shah Abbas decided to movethe capital of his Persian empire from thenorthwestern city of Qazvin to the central cityof Isfahan, he initiated what would becomeone of the greatest programs in Persianhistory; the complete remaking of thisancient city. By choosing the central city ofIsfahan, fertilized by the Zāyandeh River("The life-giving river"), lying as an oasis ofintense cultivation in the midst of a vast areaof arid landscape, he both distanced hiscapital from any future assaults by theOttomans and the Uzbeks, and at the sametime gained more control over the PersianGulf, which had recently become animportant trading route.Cel care a făcut din Ispahan unul dinte celemai frumoase oraşe din lume este şahulAbbas I cel Mare (1588-1629) din dinastiapersană a Safavizilor. El este cel care aînsufleţit oraşul prin ridicarea pieţei numităMaidan şi a faimoaselor moschei Lotfallah şiMoscheea Regală, care ilustrează gloriaartei safavide.Când şahul Abbas a venit la putere, acesta aasigurat graniţele în faţa atacurilor dinexterior, a înăbuşit revoltele interne şi ainiţiat un vast program de construcţii ceincludea moschei, palate, o reţea de drumuripavate şi caravanseraiuri - hanuri, precum şi
  • 4. The Masjed-e Shah was a huge structure,said to contain 18 million bricks and 475,000tiles, having cost the Shah 60,000 tomans tobuild. It employed the new haft rangi (seven-colour) style of tile mosaic. In earlier Iranianmosques the tiles had been maid of faiencemosaic, a slow and expensive process wheretiny pieces are cut from monochrome tilesand assembled to create intricate designs. Inthe haft rangi method, artisans put on all thecolors at once, then fired the tile. Cheaperand quicker, the new procedure allowed awider range of colors to be used, creatingricher patterns, sweeter to the eye.Esfahan, oraş desemnat capitală sub domnialui Shah Abbas I, a fost înzestrat cu atâteanoi moschei, palate, poduri, străzi largi şiparcuri, încât şi călătorii europeni scriau întermeni elogioşi despre frumuseţile sale.Chardin, observator apreciat de ArthurUpham Pope ca fiind de încredere, nota că în1666 oraşul Esfahan avea 162 moschei, 48medrese (şcoli), 182 caravanseraiuri 173 băi.Marele meidan (piaţa centrală) din Esfahan,scenă a paradelor, procesiunilor, jocurilor,mai ales a celui de polo, este înconjurat dedouă rânduri de arcade, care direcţioneazaatenţia asupra portalului retras al Masjid-eImam (Moscheea Imamaului, anterior numită
  • 5. Iran Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authorsSound: Shahram Nazeri - Safare Osrat - Forood Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu