Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 1.48 ha
- Buffer zone: 18 ha

Longitude: 55,169°
Latitude: 37,258°


The 53 m high tomb built in ad 1006 for Qābus Ibn Voshmgir, Ziyarid ruler and literati, near the ruins of the ancient city of Jorjan in north-east Iran, bears testimony to the cultural exchange between Central Asian nomads and the ancient civilization of Iran. The tower is the only remaining evidence of Jorjan, a former centre of arts and science that was destroyed during the Mongols’ invasion in the 14th and 15th centuries. It is an outstanding and technologically innovative example of Islamic architecture that influenced sacral building in Iran, Anatolia and Central Asia. Built of unglazed fired bricks, the monument’s intricate geometric forms constitute a tapering cylinder with a diameter of 17–15.5 m, topped by a conical brick roof. It illustrates the development of mathematics and science in the Muslim world at the turn of the first millennium AD.

Show bigger map on Openstreetmap

Pictures from around the area

Photos provided by Panoramio are under the copyright of their owners.
More info shown for each image when viewed in detail.

Videos from the area

horseracing.ir-----Majic Milcom

Published: August 02, 2013
Length: 06:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rahim Koochaki

کورس دیوانه کننده در پیست اسبدوانی گنبد کاووس معجزه در اسبدوانی ایران کورسی که باعث معروفیت مجیک میلکام...

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.