Two jewels of a borderless watch. Time-marking monuments in Iranian culture
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AbstractThis study focuses on two buildings pertaining to Iranian culture, all of them from Islamic age and of uncertain or unknown function. These monuments are completely different from eachother regarding both style and dating. However, structural elements and their geometrical and mathematical relations can reveal the outstanding significance of these buildings as time-marking monuments. The author proposes a new interpretative key for the well-known Gunbad-i Qābūs's tower based on the major time-reckoning cycles of Iranian world. On this basis and seriously considering the corrent popular interpretation for the Turabek-Khanum complex usually neglected by scholars, it is possible to see analogies between these two Big Watch jewels trespassing both chronological and stylistic different features usually preventing monuments from falling into the same cathegory.
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