Darvazeh-ye Quran

Darvazeh-ye Quran information

Shiraz , Iran
Street Quran Sq
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The Darvazeh-ye Quran , a modern and not desperately impressive structure built in 1949 to replace two earlier gateways. The gateway holds a Quran and travellers have traditionally passed underneath it before undertaking any journey. The fine original Quran, installed during the Zand period, was stolen from the Pars Museum in 2003.