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Alavian Dome is one of the top tanked sites of Hamedan that is very well known for its brick work and stucco that has been built in Islamic periods.
According to history of Hamedan, this monument dates back to late Seljuk periods and has been built in 13th century by Alavian family and this could have been the reason to name it. Later on, by adding a cellar it turned to be the family cemetery of Alavian. However, there are not many graves under the domed hall but people are of the opinion that all family are buried underneath.
There is no doubt that Alavian domed hall is one of the most impressive monuments of Hamedan however, there is no dome anymore as it’s been gone by earthquake. Many people are of the opinion that Alavian dome is a masterpiece monument from Seljuk period because of its nodes and stucco. The original building was a domed hall that was square shaped, however, after earthquake, this monument is turned to be a flat roofed hall.
The shape of this monument is similar to Red domed hall of Maraghe that has been built a century before this one but there has less decoration of stucco. The shape of stuccos is similar to beehives, flowers, inscripts, etc. Inside the domed hall, there is a mihrab that is decorated by Stucco and is faced to Mecca.
As travel consultants, we would highly recommend visiting this monument on the way to Hegmataneh ancient city to those who are looking for visiting unique architectures.