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Quran Gate is a historic gate in the southern-central
Iranian city of
Shiraz. It is located at the northeastern entrance of the city, on the way to
Quran Gate was first built during the reign of Adoododdoleh during the
Zand dynasty, during restoration a small room on top was added, in which hand-written Qurans by
Sultan Ibrahim Bin Shahrokh
Gurkani were kept. The two Qurans are known to weight Hefdah-man (about 50 kg). Travelers passing underneath the gates were believed to receive the blessing of the Holy Book.
Qajar dynasty, the gate was damaged by multiple earthquakes; it was later restored. In 1937 the Qurans were taken to the Pars Museum in Shiraz, where they remain today.
Quran Gate is now closed to under-passing traffic and is part of a tourist attraction in Shiraz.