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Catch century-old Tekyeh in Tehran

Tekyeh is a religious building used for holding mourning ceremonies in the Islamic lunar month of Muharram.

Tekyeh is a religious building used for holding mourning ceremonies in the Islamic lunar month of Muharram.

Tehran is home to a good number of old Tekyeh, some of which date back to more than a century ago.

For centuries, the Tekyeh has been a part of Iranian-Islamic culture, attracting tourists to the country during the mourning ceremonies for the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

In the video, you can get a sense of how an old Tekyeh in northern Tehran looks.  

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