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One of the first mosques built in Iran, the Jame Mosque of Boroujerd brings together Islamic and Sassanid (226-651 CE) architectural elements and is said to have been built over the ruins of a Zoroastrian fire temple.

The mosque has two western and eastern doors that lead to its main courtyard. South of the courtyard are the main iwan (a vaulted hall, walled on three sides and open on one side) and the dome, which are the oldest standing parts of the structure. The mosque has a unique wooden minbar (pulpit) with nine steps and has the date 1657 engraved on it.

According to several inscriptions in the mosque, the structure was renovated during the Seljuq (1038-1118), Safavid (1501–1736) and Qajar (1785-1925) eras.  The Jame Mosque of Boroujerd was damaged during the 1980s Iraq-Iran war and in a 2006 earthquake. The mosque was registered as a National Heritage Site in 1935.  

Jame Mosque of Boroujerd

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    Jaafari St