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Amir Chakhmaq Square and Pool

Although described not more than an entrance portal to the bazaar, this early 19th century tiled edifice was built to serve as grand-stand for the traditional passion play,TA’ZIEH, recording the martyrdom of the Shiite third Imam, and also provided an imposing entrance to one of Yazd bazaar.

This stunning three-story facade of the takieh (a building used during the rituals to commemorate the death of Imam Hossein) is one of the most recognizable and unusual buildings in Iran.

In front of the takieh look out for the huge wooden palm, nakhl, an important centrepiece for the observance of the Shiites' passionate Ashura commemorations in the month of Moharram.

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  • Uploaded on March 8, 2012
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    by Stefan Sonntag (zere…
    • Camera: Minolta DSE 5400