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02-10-2007, 06:48 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24022/Arg-e-Tabriz.htm>Arg e Tabriz</a></b><br><br>Arg e Ali-Shah also known as Arg e Tabriz, is a remnant of a fortress built in the Ilkhanate period. Currently it is placed in the center of Tabriz, in Iran. <br />
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Historians belive that it was used as a military castle but clerics claim that the structure was initially used as a mosque in its early days, but during the Qajar era was used as a military post, and storage facility for weapons (in Persian Ark means castle). Supporting this phenomenon the clerics have been damaged large parts of the Ark to mek a new mosque [1]. <br />
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It also played an important role in the Constitutionalist war of Iran in the early 1900s against Mohammad Ali Shah of the Qajar dynasty. <br />
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After revolution large parts of the building is destroyed by the cleric people to prepare a new place for Friday parying in Tabriz. The structure today stands 28 meters high, and is still used as part of a space for holding friday prayers in Tabriz. <br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/6977701.jpg>