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Gonbad -e- Jabaliyeh ( Jabaliyeh Dome )
29-MAY-2009 Ali Majdfar

Gonbad -e- Jabaliyeh ( Jabaliyeh Dome )

Kerman

This dome is also known as the Gabri Dome and is located at the eastern edge of Kerman. This is a mysterious, octagonal structure, which houses a museum of old gravestones. It is mysterious because its age and original function remain unknown. Some scholars date it to the 2nd century AD and think it may have been an observatory; others say it was a tomb. Whatever its function, it is remarkable because it is constructed of stone and gypsum rather than the usual brick; though the double-layered dome, added 150 years ago, is brick.
Jabaliyeh Domes' architectural affects have been inspired from the Sassanid period.

More photos of Kerman:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/kerman


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Santi Bravo Figueras22-May-2011 08:49
Excellent capture.
Graeme11-Jul-2010 22:08
Beautifully captured.V
Carol Breton12-Feb-2010 05:33
Fabulous image Ali! Just beautiful. ~
Fong Lam07-Feb-2010 12:13
Excellent capture of this ancient monument, Ali.......V
kasia07-Feb-2010 10:03
excellent!
Marcia Colelli07-Feb-2010 00:52
Very nice architecture V
laine06-Feb-2010 21:45
Superb history, Ali...what a wonderful thing to have to talk about for all those centuries.
Yves Marquis06-Feb-2010 19:54
this is very interesting
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Char06-Feb-2010 13:24
A wonderful scene and interesting history Ali! \/
Valene06-Feb-2010 05:12
Wonderful historic image! V
Rodney H06-Feb-2010 04:45
Very Interesting, you seem to find some of the most interesting items. : ) v
Hank Vander Velde06-Feb-2010 04:01
Beautiful, well captured image Ali.
Gill Kopy06-Feb-2010 01:38
Great shot and so interesting - we'll be well versed in Iran's history by the time you're done Ali V
maggie_falconi05-Feb-2010 21:34
Interesting architecture and an amazing image Ali!!!Thanks for the info!! V
Colin Storey05-Feb-2010 21:01
Fantastic image, lovley blue sky. v
Larry Peterson05-Feb-2010 20:40
Awesome capture of this beautiful structure. The history was very interesting. V
Ceya05-Feb-2010 20:39
Beautiful,, interesting, well captured! V
marie-jose wolff05-Feb-2010 19:34
very interesting octagonal architecture! V
heather05-Feb-2010 19:02
Great shot of this wonderful old building Ali! V
Blandine Mangin05-Feb-2010 18:03
very beautiful ! v
Patricia Kay05-Feb-2010 16:59
Fabulous image Ali...BV
Gérard Koehl05-Feb-2010 16:51
Magnifique dôme. V
marko gregoric05-Feb-2010 16:34
Excellent!!! V.
waterfalls man05-Feb-2010 15:47
Beautiful Shot V !!
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