Aliabad Tower

The Aliabad Tower (Persian: برج علی‌آباد‎) is a grave historical tower dating to the 14th century. It is located in Aliabad-e Keshmar, near the town of Bardaskan in the Iranian province of Razavi Khorasan. The tower measures 18 metres (59 ft) in height, with an outer circumference of 42 metres (138 ft) and an internal height of 21 metres (69 ft).[1] The cone-shaped facade is made of brick.[2] The design is reminiscent of the Dakhma of Zoroastrianism. The tower was added to the list of National Monuments of Iran.[3]

Aliabad Tower
برج علی‌آباد
Ali Abad Keshmar Tower Bardaskan Iran.jpg
Aliabad Tower is located in Iran
Aliabad Tower
Aliabad Tower
Location within Iran
Alternative namesKeshmar Tower, Aliabade-Keshmar Tower
General information
TypeTower
Town or cityAliabad, Bardaskan, Razavi Khorasan
CountryIran
Coordinates35°17′31″N 58°06′11″E / 35.29194°N 58.10306°E / 35.29194; 58.10306Coordinates: 35°17′31″N 58°06′11″E / 35.29194°N 58.10306°E / 35.29194; 58.10306
Completed14th century
Height18 metres (59 ft)
Dimensions
Circumference42 metres (138 ft)
Technical details
MaterialBrick
DesignationsNational Monument
Ali Abad Keshmar Tower.JPG

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  1. ^ "Aliabad Kashmar Bardaskan Tower" (in Persian). Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ Douglas Pickett (1997). Early Persian tilework, The Medieval Flowering of Kashi. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-8386-3365-6.
  3. ^ Ministry for Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft of Iran, 19 May 2011 [1]