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Abarquh [Abarqūh]locked


Iranian town in northern Fars province. A prosperous centre in medieval times, by the 10th century it was fortified with a citadel and had a congregational mosque. The octagonal tower of mortared stone known as the Gunbad-i ‛Ali was erected, according to its inscription, by a Daylamite prince in ...

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E. Yar Shater, ed.: Encyclopedia Iranica (London, 1986)