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Ardistān, congregational mosque
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Ardistān, congregational mosque, located in central Iran, is one of the earliest examples of a mosque with four īwāns (vaulted halls walled on three sides, with one end entirely open; see Figs. 19 and 20). The mosque is part of a large complex of public buildings that include a mosque, a madrasa (school or seminary), public baths, a Ḥusayniyya (a place where Imam Ḥusayn is commemorated), a cistern, a caravansarai and a …

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Sheibani, Zarrintaj and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Ardistān, congregational mosque”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0292>
First published online: 2015

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