Mosque Name: Tepe Madraseh

Country: Iran

Year of construction (AD): 785

GPS: 36.165943° 58.811741°

Gibson Classification: Unknown


Description:

A Tepe is a mount or a tell. This tell was excavated in the 1930s. During the excavations several levels of mosque floors were uncovered, some with mihrabs. Unfortunately we have not been able to determine any directions from the reports made at that time. And today the site has been taken over by mausoleums expanding across the area.

At this site were coins from 775-785. Archeologists also found a square mihrab.


Map of the area. Notice Shadyakh to the west of the site. This is now a covered archeological park and can be easily found today.

Map of the area. Notice Shadyakh to the west of the site. This is now a covered archeological park and can be easily found today.


Map of the area. Notice Shadyakh to the west of the site. This is now a covered archeological park and can be easily found today.

Map of the area. Notice Shadyakh to the west of the site. This is now a covered archeological park and can be easily found today.


The mosque floor, with the square mihrab in the back ground.

The mosque floor, with the square mihrab in the back ground.


Madraseh Prayer Hall looking west.

Madraseh Prayer Hall looking west.


Drawing of one of the mihrabs.

Drawing of one of the mihrabs.


References:

Wilkinson, Charles K., 1986. Nishapur: Some Early Islamic Buildings and Their Decoration, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 47-67. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/nishapur_some_early_islamic_buildings_and_their_decoration


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