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Toghrol Tower (City of Ray, Iran) 12th Century Monument


Toghrol Tower Important Features:
  • Toghrol Tower is a 12th century monument (pictured).
  • Height - 20 meters (66 feet).
  • Structure - Brick tower, originally capped with a conical dome.
  • Crossectional shape - 24 angle polygon.
  • Walls - thickness aries from 1.75 - 2.75m.
  • Diameters - inner diameter 11 meters, outer diameter 16 meters.
  • Function - Probably Tomb of Toqrol I of the Saljuqi Dynasty.
  • Location - City of Ray, Iran.
Toghrol Tower Other Facts:
  • The original dome of the tower collapsed following an earthquake.
  • The 24 sided polygon cross-section shape is believed to help protect the structure against earthquakes.
  • The tower, on the orders of Nasereddin Shah, underwent some restorations in 1884 because sections of the top were collapsing.
Alternative Spellings:
  • Toghrul
  • Toqrol
  • Tughrol
  • Tughrul

Image Credit - public domain by Zereshk

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