Soltaniye Dome

Soltaniye Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the third largest dome in the world after Santa Maria Dome and Hagia Sophia Dome and also the largest brick made dome in the world, which is located in Soltaniyeh city in Zanjan Province, Iran. Soltaniyeh, located 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, was built as the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Iran in the 14th century. Its name refers to the Islamic ruler title sultan. UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2005 and people have described the architecture of the building as “anticipating the Taj Mahal.”

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