Neyriz city, with its ancient historical background in Fars province, has valuable works from different historical periods, especially religious buildings from the first Islamic centuries in Iran, Neyriz Mosque being among the oldest of them. This building was influenced by Sassanid architecture and single-porch plans, and during different periods, parts were added and repairs were made to it. It has been included in the list of selected works from the evolution of Iranian art and architectural decorations. The plastering inscriptions of this building, in addition to historical documents, contain religious themes in praise of the Prophet and the Shia Imams and well reflect the ideas and beliefs of its founders. Some have called this mosque a fire temple and have said that during the Sassanid period, holy fire was brought there from the Karian fire temple.
In a Nutshell
Belonging to 10th century, Neyriz Grand Mosque in Fars province is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. The design of the porches left from this mosque was inspired by Sassanid architecture. The book "Art of Iran", by "Andre Godard" describes the construction of this porch. It is considered a landmark of Islamic architecture.
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