ODN Item of the Week: Masjid-e-Jameh (Friday Mosque)

Masjid-e-Jamehm, in Isfahan, is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. Construction began on it sometime around 771 and continued through the 20th century. That’s 12 centuries of the history of Iran condensed into one building – amazing! Having served many community and religious purposes during that time and still today, Masjid-e-Jamehm is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kenyon College has a collection of beautiful photographs of the mosque.  Take a minute to zoom into and admire the detail on the muqarnas hood shown above, and to learn more about the story of this building at the heart of Isfahan‘s culture.