The Study of Historical Origins and Architectural Structure of Crypt-like-Tombs Family (Lahad) in Khoramabad

Mohammad Mehdi Tavassoli, Sina Tavassoli, Mohammad Mirzaei Rashnoo, Mohammad Mohammadi Asl

Abstract


The family crypt in the main cemetery of Khoramabad, which is also known as Khizr, located in province of Lorestan demonstrates a kind of funeral which is especially related to paternal members. This model of burial was dated back to historical era in Iran and it has probably rooted in Zoroastrian tradition. Nonetheless, there is very few information about the method of burial in the secondary materials and people do not have enough information and detail in this regard. However, the necessity of this research is relevant. With respect to such importance the main questions which is needed to be researched are when did construction of Lahad start in Khoramabad and what was its social implementation, and on which basis its structural architecture was constructed. In order to reach at justified results, this research utilizes an investigation in secondary sources and field work and identification of available Lahads in cemetery of Khoramabad as well as a tour trip to different cities in Lorestan and Khozistan for further exploration. Then, an analysis of data with a chart of Lahads of Khizr has carried out to compile this article. This research with the help of field work aims to shed light on the origins of Lahad tradition and its social implementation and characteristics of its architectural structure.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4p278


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