Timurid Architecture

WHS that include examples of Timurid Architecture.

Timurid architecture was an important stage in the architectural history of Iran and Central Asia during the late 14th and 15th centuries. Their architecture is distinguished by its grand scale, luxurious decoration in tilework, and sophisticated geometric vaulting. (wiki)

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Bukhara Bukhara's Ulugh Beg Madrasah is built in Timurid style by Ulugh Beg, Timur's grandson
Masjed-e Jâme' one of the decorative styles of different periods that are incorporated
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi "an outstanding achievement in the Timurid architecture" (OUV)
Meidan Emam, Esfahan 15th Centruy Timurid Palace (Ali Qapu Palace)
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil "The architectural spaces and features of the nominated property have integrated influences of the Ilkhānid and Timurid periods" (OUV)
Samarkand The Gur-i Amir, the Bibi Khanum mosque, and the Shah-i Zindeh mausoleum complex (commissioned by Timur himself), plus two important examples of Timurid architecture from the period after Timur: the madrasah and observatory of Ulugh Beg
Shakhrisyabz Aq Saray (White Palace)
Tabriz Bazaar Blue (Kaboud) Mosque
Yazd Some parts of the Jame Mosque were built by the Timurids. (AB ev)


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