|Gorgan festival to hold Qabus Tower painting workshop||
Fifty Iranian and foreign artists of the festival have been invited to participate in the workshop, which will be held at the foot of the 55-meter tower in the town of Gonbad-e Kavus, organizers announced in press release on Wednesday.
The workshop has been organized to highlight international place of the tower, which was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in June 2012.
Qabus Tower, which is the tomb of Zeyarid ruler Qabus ibn Voshmagir, was built on a 15-meter mound.
He was the ruler of the Gorgan and Tabaristan regions of northern Iran from 977 to 981 and again from 997 to 1012.
It is the world’s tallest tower made of bricks.
The star-shaped tomb is decorated with a Kufic inscription around it that reads, “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. This is the magnificent palace of Emir Shams-ul-Ma’ali. Emir son of Emir, Qabus son of Voshmagir ordered that it be built during his lifetime. 397 AH, 375 solar calendar.”
The 19th International Visual Arts Festival for Youth, which is currently underway in Goragn, the provincial capital of the northern Iranian province of Golestan, will come to an end on Friday.
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