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Jabalieh Dome also known as Gabri Dome is a late Sassanid era (224-651 CE) structure which was completed during the Seljuq (1038-1118) era and is believed to have been a fire Temple or a crypt belonging to a Zoroastrian figure. Other theories suggest that the structure was built in the early Islamic era with an eye to Sassanid architecture.

This octagonal stone structure has 8 doors which are each 2 meters wide. Today only one of these doors is still open and in use. The structure has a brick dome with stucco decorations on the inside. The top part of the stucco decorations have fallen and the lower part of the structure does not hold any traces of ornamentation despite the fact that it possibly had such decorations. It is said that instead of water camel milk was used in making the mortar for this dome and some experts believe this is the reason behind the strength of the structure.

In 2005 Jabalieh Dome was turned into the Stone Museum of Kerman and now holds 120 pieces of inscribed stones from various historical eras including the 1,000-year-old Rabor stone, the Seljuq era Khaje Atabak tombstone and a number of inscribed stone endowments. 

Jabalieh Dome

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