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Authority and Dignity; History, Architecture, and Restoration of Sheikh Zahed Gilani Tomb

Version 1 : Received: 11 March 2020 / Approved: 12 March 2020 / Online: 12 March 2020 (09:16:57 CET)

How to cite: Pourzakarya, M. Authority and Dignity; History, Architecture, and Restoration of Sheikh Zahed Gilani Tomb. Preprints 2020, 2020030207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0207.v1). Pourzakarya, M. Authority and Dignity; History, Architecture, and Restoration of Sheikh Zahed Gilani Tomb. Preprints 2020, 2020030207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0207.v1).

Abstract

Tombs and mausoleums as a cultural-religious heritage have a key role in attracting cultural tourists, as a result, they have been of great interest to researchers and academics in recent years. This paper argues the tomb of Sheikh Zahed Gilani, who was once a great mystic and is reputable due to his influence on the formation of the Safavid dynasty. Through a qualitative evaluation, this paper assesses the history, indigenous architecture, brick decorations and the significant geometry of Sheikh Zahed’ tomb. The results indicate that the dome has eight diverse geometric levels with dissimilar decorations, which is a unique design in the region. The paper also investigates the construction inscriptions and preservation projects to better comprehend the history of the tomb. Examination and understanding the characteristics of this monument alongside assessing the typology in comparison to other historical buildings can support the development of a local structure of the tomb as well as the geometric dome in similar climates.

Subject Areas

tomb; religious heritage; cultural heritage; Sheikh Zahed Gilani; indigenous architecture; dome

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