Mosque Name: Fahraj Masjid i-Jami’

Country: Iran

City: Fahraj

Year of construction (AH): unkown

Year of construction (AD): unknown

GPS: 28°57’11.47"N 58°53’4.55"E

ArchNet: http://archnet.org/sites/3855

Original Qibla:

Rebuilt facing Mecca:

Description:

This is another old undated village mosque. The Masjid-i Jami of Fahraj is the congregational mosque of the town of Fahraj, thirty kilometers east of the city of Yazd. The mosque is significant as one of the oldest extent mosques in Iran, representing an important evolutionary stage in mosque construction from post and lintel systems, to wooden roofs on arcades, finally to full scale vaulting with permanent materials. Dated: 8th-10th c./2nd-4th AH. The qibla line to Mecca is shown above.

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