National Geographic : 1939 Sep
I- NdLiU1Id1 oI Ug IpIlC cL1etyL "MAY ALLAH ACCEPT HER WORK" So reads a part of the inscription on this minaret and mosque in Meshed. The buildings were erected by a woman, the noble Gawhar Shad, wife of a shah and mother of two famous sons, an astronomer and a painter (Plate VIII). Kodachromes byStephen H. Nyman PILGRIMS REACH THE PORTAL TO MESHED'S GREAT COURT Exquisite tilework ornaments this entrance totheshrine (Plate I).Shia Moslems attain the ambitionoftheir life when they reach the Holy City. One shah journeyed here on footfrom his capital, 500 miles away.