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Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century

Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century


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Filename: 312-1944.jpg

Size: 3610 x 5505 (9.5MB)

Date: 25th July 2008

Source: WorldInPrint

Credit: Jane Sweeney/Robert Harding

City: Mazar-I-Sharif

Country: AFGHANISTAN

© Jane Sweeney

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Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century

Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, built in late Timurid style in the 15th century, the dome was damaged in an earthquake in the 1990s, and has since been repaired, Balkh (Mother of Cities), Afghanistan, Asia

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Afgani Afghanistan Balkh Islam Islamic Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa Muslim National Famous Place Shrine Timurid


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the majestic Shrine of the theologian Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa, a testament to the late Timurid style that flourished in the 15th century. Located in Balkh, Afghanistan's renowned "Mother of Cities" this architectural gem stands as a symbol of Islamic heritage and religious devotion. Despite enduring an earthquake in the 1990s that damaged its dome, this sacred site has been meticulously restored to its former glory. The resilience and dedication of those who rebuilt it is evident in every detail captured by photographers Jane Sweeney and Robert Harding. The image captures the shrine's exterior with vibrant colors that reflect both its contemporary significance and rich historical roots. Its vertical composition emphasizes its grandeur against the Afghan sky, inviting viewers on a visual journey through time and space. As one gazes upon this photograph, they are transported to a land where spirituality intertwines with breathtaking architecture. It serves as a reminder of Afghanistan's cultural diversity and deep-rooted connection to Islam. Jane Sweeney/Robert Harding have masterfully encapsulated not only an iconic travel destination but also an emblematic representation of Balkh's national fame. This remarkable print invites us all to appreciate the beauty found within Islamic artistry while igniting our curiosity for exploration into Asia's enchanting landscapes.

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