Its long subjection to Turkey has left little trace of antiquity, and the most striking features in the general view are the minarets of the disused mosques (only four are now in use) and the Mahommedan burying-grounds.
These ruins, for which the name Kizil minare or Chihil menare (" the forty columns or minarets "), can be traced back to the 13th century, are now known as Takhti Jamshid (" the throne of Jamshid ").
Over it rose a dome entirely covered with gold, with two minarets at the sides, likewise gilt all over.
In front of the dome rose two lofty minarets covered with blue tiles.
The minarets of the mosque of Aurangzeb rise above all.