Khargerd madrese

These two short films (both with sound) explore the Ghiyathiyya Madrese at Khargerd in NE Iran. The madrese (religious school) was constructed in 1438-45 and is a showpiece of Timurid decorative art: with six different sorts of tiles, some elegantly geometrical wallpainting and amazing plaster effects in the muqarnas (stalactite vaulting).