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Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Yazd

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

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Amir Chakhmaq is one of the most significant historical complexes in Yazd which is located in the middle of the old architectural context and it is one of the important strategic zones of Yazd. This valuable complex which is the point of main streets includes Mosque, Tekye (a place to hold the religious mourning), Sati Fatemeh mausoleum, Haji Ghanbar bazaar, Sati Fatemeh cistern, Palm and cistern of Amir Chakhmaq.

Amir Chakhmaq complex antiquity dates back to 9th century Hijri which is built by Amir Jalaluddin Chakhmaq who was one of the commanders of Shahrukh Teimouri (771-911 AH, 1370-1506 AD)and his wife “Fatemeh Khatun”, When he came to the throne for the prosperity of this city. The founders constructed a square on the north of the mosque, which has remained at the center of Yazd now.

The square was known by the same name in the Safavid era. Some parts of this building including Chahar Suq, which built over the Inn, rebuilt at the time of Shah Abbas. The square in front of the mosque has transformed into Tekye in the early of 13th century AD. However, it is obvious that this place was not used as a religious place, because such places was built there after the Safavid era.

This building was not constructed by the order of Amir Chakhmaq but it’s just attributed to him. The main building of Mir Chakhmaq is one of the Yazd’s famous symbols with a high head, interesting forecourt, a huge dome and a beautiful terrace. The building was built with mud brick and have beautifully decorated stucco.


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