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Sheikh Safi-al-Din Mausoleum, Ardebil   One of the main sights in the town of Ardabil in north-west Iran is the shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din Ardabili, who died in 1334. The Shaykh was a Sufi leader, who trained his followers in Islamic mystic practices. After his death, his followers remained loyal to his family, who became increasingly powerful.

Sheikh Safi-al-Din Mausoleum, Ardebil One of the main sights in the town of…

Iranian mosques really are a visual treat. So beautifully detailed and exquisite use of colours.

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Mosque Iran - scribed in "Allah" alif, lam, lam, alif textile arabic graffitti

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (Persian: مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین‎) is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In 2010, it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (Persian: مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین‎) is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (Persian: مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین‎) is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In 2010, it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (Persian: مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین‎) is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

More beautiful Vaulting in Mosques

Beautiful Vaulting in Mosques. Similar to the spiritual Net of the Vibrational body.

Kuppel in Borudjerdis' Haus Innenansicht der Kuppel in Borudjerdis' Haus in Kashan

心が震えるシンメトリー「ペルシャ芸術」至宝の天井装飾が想像を遥かに超えて心が壊れそう

Rome, Via delle Quattro Fontane, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane  (dome)

Rome, Via delle Quattro Fontane, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Kuppel (dome)

The dome of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

QUYTBAY MOSQUE, Cairo Egypt ©Martyn Smith This is a dome that shows up often in illustrated books on Islamic art and architecture. Behrens-Abouseif has a discussion of the difficulty of working an.

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