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Aḥmad b. Ayyūb
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Aḥmad b. Ayyūb, Ḥāfiẓ Nakhjawānī, a 7th–8th/13th–14th century architect. Little is known about his life but an insciption in a mausoleum in the city of Bardaʿa (Barda), in the Republic of Azerbaijan, bears his name.

The mausoleum, thought to be the resting place of a certain Shirwān Shāh (Khanikoff, 71), consists of a conical tower made of brick on a decagonal base (14m high and 10m in diameter) and it was completed in 722/1322 (Kalantarian, 639). The exterior of the tow…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Aḥmad b. Ayyūb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0205>
First published online: 2015

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