(Persia Digest) - The four-iwan Imam Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Kerman. What remains of the main parts from the Seljuk era is the brick tower on the northeastern side and the three plaster mihrabs.

Malek Grand Mosque or Imam Mosque is the largest mosque in Kerman with numerous shabestans and a vast courtyard constructed during the rule of the Seljukites of Kerman in the fifth century AH by order of Malek Touran Shah I.

The mosque is a thousand years old and is located on the southern part of Kerman’s historical bazaar. The mosque is 101 meters long and 91 meters wide, and is a four-iwan mosque. The Seljukite brick tower is also located in the same area, on the northeastern side of Kerman’s Malek Mosque. Three beautifully carved plaster mihrabs are among other symbols of this mosque. It is said that in the past there was a qanat aqueduct called Mastoureh (attributed to the daughter of Malek Touran Shah I)  which ran through the mosque.

Photos: Abouzar Ahmadizadeh

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