The green dome

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The green dome

It’s one of the oldest and most beautiful historical places of Kerman that is located in Abuhamed street. The green domb of Kerman dates back to the seventh century of Islamic calendar.Its building was done by Boraq Hajib who established Gharakhtayian dynasty of Kerman. The building process began from about 630 Islamic calendar. In 681 of Islamic calendar this place hosted Turkan Khatun the wife of Ghotbaddin the wise ruler of Kerman. Turkan Khatun finished the building process of Ghotbiyeh( Turkaniyeh) school which has began by Ghotbaddin Mohammad.This place once a center for science, religion knowledge, literature, ethics, etc. was the first university of Kerman. It has been considered the 750 years old base for science and knowledge. The tile used in Kerman green tomb are the oldest type of disphoretic tiles in Iran. This fifty meter high dome has a surface decorated by tow layered turquoise tiles. Because of that the dome is known as the green dome or the azure dome.