Mosque Name: Estakhr Suliman Mosque

Country: Iran

City: Estakhr, Persepolis 93 AH

Year of original construction: unknown Possibly 712 CD

GPS: 29.979923 52.910150

Original Qibla: Unknown


Description:

This mosque was originally uncovered by Ernst Hersfeld, and is mentioned again insubsequent archeological reports. Since most of the mosque is un-excavated, the qibla direction cannot be discerned.


See: https://maxvanberchem.org/en/scientific-activities/projects/archeology/11-archeologie/38-estakhr-archaeological-project

Published reports:

M.V. Fontana - M. Mireskandari - M. Rugiadi - A. Asadi - A. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Colliva, “Estakhr Project - First Preliminary Report of the Joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy”, Vicino Oriente XVI, 2012, pp. 63-76

N.N.Z. Chegini – M.V. Fontana - A. Asadi – M. Rugiadi - A. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Ebanista – V. Cipollari, “Estakhr Project - Second Preliminary Report of the Joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy”, Vicino Oriente XVII, 2013, pp. 7-21


Books by Ernst Herzfeld.

  • Iranische Felsreliefs, 1910
  • Archäologische Reise im Euphrat- und Tigris-Gebiet, 4 Vols., 1911-1920 (together with Friedrich Sarre)
  • Paikuli, 2 Vols., 1924
  • Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, 5 Vols., 1923-1930
  • Archaeological History of Iran, (Schweich Lectures for 1934)
  • Altpersische Inschriften, 1938
  • Iran in the ancient East, 1940
  • Zoroaster and his world, 2 Vols., 1947

The anomaly in the geophysical survey (outlined in green is the palace as hypothesized by D. Whitcomb 1979; rendering L. Ebanista)

The anomaly in the geophysical survey (outlined in green is the palace as hypothesized by D. Whitcomb 1979; rendering L. Ebanista)


The wall of the mosque showing the door and the semi-circular tower (photo A.M. Jaia)

The wall of the mosque showing the door and the semi-circular tower (photo A.M. Jaia)

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