turquoise tiles

Blue Mosque - Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan 

Located in the centre of Mazar-i-Sharif (the third largest city in Afghanistan), the Blue Mosque finished construction in 1481. The mosque houses tombs for influential Afghani political and religious leaders, such as Sher Ali Khan and Wazir Akbar Khan. These tombs, which were added on throughout the years, vary in size and shape, giving the mosque its uniquely irregular dimensions. 

Locals believe this to be the final resting place of the philosopher Zoroaster, who founded Zoroastrianism, one of the worlds first monoteistic religions. 

Dome of Soltaniyeh was built from 1302 to 1312 and is considered as of the noticeable buildings of Iran Islamic architecture. The dome is the largest historical dome of Iran and the largest dome made by brick in the world. The great dome of Florence cathedral was inspired by this dome of Soltaniyeh. The main structure of the dome and the building is made from brick, while the dome is decorated with mosaic tiles in turquoise and azure.