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PHOTOS: The Historic Resket Tower in Sari, Iran


Photos by Alireza Zabini, Mehr News Agency

Resket Tower

The Resket Tower is located in the city of Sari (Dodangeh District) in Iran's Mazandaran province. The tower dates back to the 11th century. With its conical dome, this cylindrical brick tower is believed to have been built near the impact site of a meteorite and is the tomb of Bavandid (651-1349) royal. The tower is 18 meters high and nearly 15 meters wide at its base. The tower has Kufic and Sassanid inscriptions as well as unique moqarnas decorations below its dome.

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