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IRAN - Damghan World Heritage Site Mosque Tarykhanh محوطه ميراث جهاني مسجد تاريخانه دامغان

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, The Tarikhaneh Temple (Persian: پرستشگاه تاریخانه‎), also called the Tarikhaneh Mosque (Persian: مسجد تاریخانه‎), is a Sassanid-era monument located on the southern limit of the present day city of Damghan, Iran. This structure was initially used as a Zoroastrian Fire Temple during the Sassanid period, however, after the fall of the Sassanid Empire it was rebuilt and converted into a mosque in the 8th century. The monument is, thus, known as the oldest mosque in Iran.

Tarikhaneh Temple

Persian: پرستشگاه تاریخانه

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  • Uploaded on September 18, 2010
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    by Nader Rangidan
    • Camera: Nokia N79
    • Taken on 2010/09/17 10:30:47
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 5.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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