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See these abandoned palaces rebuilt before your eyes

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 15: Despite lying in ruins, it’s still possible to get a sense of Qal’eh Dokhtar’s original majesty from its position and remains of its high walls. The vast barrier fortress has one of the earliest examples of an Iranian chartaq – a square of four arches supporting a dome – which has been reconstructed here and became an important feature of traditional Iranian architecture. The private rooms were located on the top floor, a typical characteristic of palaces and wealthy residences in the region. Love this? Follow our Facebook page for more historic travel inspiration

After: Qal'eh Dokhtar, Iran

Despite lying in ruins, it’s still possible to get a sense of Qal’eh Dokhtar’s original majesty from its position and remains of its high walls. The vast barrier fortress has one of the earliest examples of an Iranian chartaq – a square of four arches supporting a dome – which has been reconstructed here and became an important feature of traditional Iranian architecture. The private rooms were located on the top floor, a typical characteristic of palaces and wealthy residences in the region.

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