Italian Photographer Portrays Use of Science and Math in Persian Architecture

Italian photographer Massimo Rumi spent a month travelling around the breathtaking ancient mosques and bazaars of Iran, and took stunning photos of Islamic buildings, which show how Persian architects used science and math in their works.

According to a report by IFP, these stunning images show how a photographer spent a month exploring Iran to understand the science and mathematics behind the ‘divine beauty’ of Islamic buildings.

After reading an article about the use of specific ratios and geometry in Persian architecture, Massimo Rumi was fixated on the idea of travelling from his home country of Italy to Iran.

He took his trip in November 2016 and only intended it to be 10 days long, however the ease of travel in Iran and friendliness of the locals, made him choose to stay longer, Daily Mail reported.

During this time, the photographer visited the oldest and most breathtaking mosques and bazaars in the world.

He said, ”Visiting Iran was always in my mind, not only to admire the incredible mix of colours and geometric patterns of many Iranian buildings, but also to learn more about one of the oldest civilisations to ever exist in this world.”

“The holy grail of Persian architecture are Isfahan and Shiraz, but everywhere you go you find something that will surprise and amaze you.”

Here are his wonderful photos of Persian architecture:

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