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Mosque Name: Malek Mosque

Country: Iran

City: ZooZan

Year of construction (AH): 780

Year of construction (AD): 160

GPS: 34.355441 59.876897

Gibson Classification: Petra

Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never


This mosque is located in the plains of Zozan (Khaaf) and dates to the early 7th century AH. The historical city of Zozan (Zawzan) is located at a distance of 41 kilometers to the historical city of Khargard and is like a rectangular onion. Its ancient castle stands in the southern side and the chief mosque- belonging to Khwarazmi period with two-balconied plan- stands in the western side of the city.

The mosque Qibla

The mosque Qibla

The remains of the mosque

The remains of the mosque


Adle, Chahrayr, 2015. “Trois mosquées du début de l’ère islamique au Grand Khorassan: Bastam, Noh-Gonbadan/Haji-Piyadah de Balkh et Zuzan d’après des investigations archéologiques”, in: Rocco Rante (ed.), Greater Khorasan: History, Geography, Archaeology and Material Culture, Studies in the History and Culture of the Middle East 29, Berlin: De Gruyter, 89-114, 242-256.

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