Meybod Friday Mosque being restored to its former glory
TEHRAN – Extensive restoration work has recently been started on the centuries-old Meybod Friday Mosque, named after the oasis city in central Iran.
Exterior walls, stucco, window panes, wooden doors and plaster coverings are among the items being restored, CHTN reported on Wednesday.
An archaeological investigation in the early 2000s found that the mud-brick mosque dates back to the first and second centuries AH, according to the report.
In addition, the survey showed that the most flourished especially during the seventh and ninth centuries AH.
The terms “Jameh mosque”, “Masjed-e Jameh” and “Friday mosque” are used in Iran for a large communal mosque where the obligatory Friday prayers are / have been performed: the expression is used in other countries Muslims, but only in Iran. designate this goal.
According to UNESCO, Meybod is an outstanding example of the viability and transmission of collective human thoughts from different generations to the present day. “What is important in the town of Meybod is the regularity of town planning. The anatomy and spatial structure of the city show original plans consistent with ancient Iranian town planning.