Introduction and Analysis of the Architecture of the Tomb of Sultan Ibrahim Reza in Darmian City and Reading the Relics of its Historical Writings

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate in Archeology, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Archeology, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Archeology, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.


The study of Islamic Period buildings in Iran proves the presence of countless religious and non-religious tombs that are scattered in most parts of this border and region. As one of the most important elements of Islamic-Iranian architecture, these buildings have a special diversity, so that their study reveals the architectural and decorative features of each period. Tomb for religious Personalities in Iran has received more attention than other Islamic countries; the reason for this is the role of tombs and its integration with the customs and religion of Muslim Iranians, and this is the reason that justifies the continued popularity of religious tombs in Iran. In this research, the architecture of the tomb of Sultan Ibrahim Reza located in Abgarm village of Darmian city, South Khorasan province will be introduced. In the present article, while introducing and analyzing the architecture of the building, motifs and decorations, inscriptions and memorabilia of the building are discussed. The present article is based on a descriptive-analytical method and its findings are partly through the study of library resources and the other part is done in the field. The main question of the research is in what period this building was built and what are the salient features of the building architecture? According to the inscription of the building and short reports made by previous scholars, the construction date of the building dates back to the Safavid period, while by studying and analyzing the architecture of Timurid buildings in Khorasan, it probably dates back to the late Timurid period. The tomb of Sultan Ibrahim Reza is a two-storey building with four porches and a magnificent dome. Among the architectural features of the building are symmetry, the use of various arches and magnificent inscriptions on the body of the building, which provide complete information about this building over a long period of time.


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Volume 13, Issue 4 - Serial Number 28
September 2022
Pages 189-213
  • Receive Date: 30 April 2019
  • Revise Date: 12 February 2020
  • Accept Date: 17 July 2021
  • First Publish Date: 20 February 2022