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The Mausoleum of Seyyed Rokn Al-Din

Seyed Rok Al-Din Mohammad-e Qazi, an 8th-century mystic and scientist, founded the Rokni-ye school. According to historians, the magnificent building boasts an observatory, a library with 3000 books, a pharmacy, and a ceremonial center for the descendants of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Sadat). The only remains of the school are the mausoleum which houses the tomb of Seyyed Rokn Al-Din.

The Mausoleum of Seyyed Rokn Al-Din

The square comes with dimensions of 11/5meter features very exquisite plasterwork, gorgeous watercolor paintings, and antique inscriptions bearing Quranic verses in Kufic and Solo scripts. Sayyid Rukn ad-din commissioned a complex of monuments in Yazd that included a mosque, library, madrasa, and mausoleum, to form the Muasasa Vaqt u Sa'at - the 'Institute of Time and Hour'. The complex was completed in 1325. Of the many structures erected, only the square domed mausoleum still stands, locally known as Masjid-i Vaqt u Sa'at.

The Mausoleum of Seyyed Rokn Al-Din in Yazd

The interior of the tomb is completely covered with white plaster, and profusely decorated with painted, stamped or carved designs in low relief. The dome features a central sunburst-like design created by radial foliage; Radiating from the center are large shields of alternate text Naskhi and Kufic. The double layer of squinches within the transition zone also displays Kufic text formed in unusual designs.

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