Amir Chakhmaq

Amir Chakhmaq

The complex of the Amir Chakhmaq square is located in the city of Yazd (region of the same name) and its construction dates back to the ninth century of the lunar Hegira. During the reign of the Timurids, in the Safavid and Qajaro period and even later it underwent changes and reconstructions.

As one of the most important historical and tourist complexes, it is located in the historical center of the city and includes: the Amir Chakhmāq Mosque (the oldest building in the square), which is also known as the Jāme'h Nou Mosque or Dehuk Mosque, the bazaar Hāji Qanbar, the tekkye Amir Chakhmāq, two cisterns called: Panj Bādgir (five ventilation towers) (Seti Fātemeh), the tekkye or Hāji Qanbar, the mausoleum Seti Fātemeh Khātun, (wife of Amir Chakhmāq), creator of the mosque and the square) and the Sahl Ben Ali complex (mausoleum and mosque).

Also in this square other buildings such as: the hammam and the carapanserai of the Bāfti, the caravanserai of Sha'bān, the tank in front of the tekkye Amir Chakhmāq with copper statues and in recent years also the mausoleum of the eight unknown martyrs of the Iran-Iraq imposed war have been added to this complex.

One of the famous attractions of the square Amir Chakhmāq or as the locals say, Mir Chakhmāq or Mir Chamāq, is the presence of a palm tree (large wooden coffin) of ancient 450 years in the eastern part which is known as the Heidari palm.



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