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Jameh mosque of Fahraj ( Probably the oldest extant mosque in Iran )
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Probably the oldest extant mosques in Iran 

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The congregational mosque of Fahraj is located at the center of the present town. It is among the oldest extant mosques in Persia; it demonstrates the simple architectural characteristics of the early Islamic centuries. Its basic construction material is large sun-dried bricks, whereas the façade is coated with sim-gel(mixture of clay, sand and chopped straw), gel-rig, and plaster bracing (cefthā-ye gaci). The minaret was built in 10th or 11th century and is made of smaller raw bricks.

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