Iran, Esfahan. Masjed-e Jāmé. ایران، تهران. مسجد جامع

A real museum of Islamic architecture itself, the Jameh Mosque is located in the historic centre of Esfahan. The complex, covering more than 20,000 m2 , is the oldest preserved edifice of its kind, starting its history back to 841 AD, covering 12 centuries, most predominantly the Abbasid, Buyid, Seljuq, Ilkhanid, Muzzafarid, Timurid and Safavid eras. The building has survived dozens of earthquakes and additions but still remains intact, combining the geometric precision of the Seltzuks, and the fine decoration of the Safavid Baroque style.

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