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Iran’s historical Toghrol Tower in photos

ifilm English publishes pictorial report of historical Toghrol Tower in Tehran province.

ifilm English website has published a pictorial report of the historical Toghrol Tower located in the city of Rey, Tehran Province.

The tower, a monument from Seljuk period, was registered in Iran’s National Heritage List in 1931.

Some believe that the tower works as a clock; which means we can read the time using the shadows on the walls of the tower.

The other possible function of the tower is working as a leading light for the travelers of the historical Silk Road.

The tower’s height is 20 meters and its area is 48 square meters.

The exterior shape of the tower is a polygonal cylinder and the interior shape is a round cylinder.

The historical structure is made of brick and adobe.

It is believed that the tower was made as a monument for an influential figure, but there are disputes over the identity of the person buried in the historical site.