Restoration work underway in Sheikh Safi ensemble

November 2, 2017

TEHRAN – Sheikh Safi al-din Shrine Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage in northwest Iran, is being restored.

A patchwork of murals and frescos have so far been rehabilitated, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

The scheme also includes tilework, plasterwork and woodwork projects.

As a spiritual retreat in the Sufi tradition, the ensemble was built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century.

It embraces well-preserved and richly ornamented facades and interiors, with a remarkable collection of antique artefacts.

PHOTO: An interior view of the Sheikh Safi al-din Shrine Ensemble in Ardebil, northwest Iran

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