Gonbad-e Jabaliye

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admission US$0.40
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8am-6pm Tue-Sun
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At the edge of town is Gonbad-e Jabaliye, an octagonal and very old structure of unknown provenance. Some scholars date it to the 2nd century AD and think it may have been an observatory. Others say it was a tomb. Whatever its function, it is remarkable because it is constructed of stone rather than the usual brick; though the double-layered dome, added 150 years ago, is brick. Today it houses a museum of old gravestones. Be careful not to photograph the neighbouring army base.

To get here, take a shuttle taxi from Shohada Sq or a taxi dar baste .