Zanjan is my father city and I had visited Soltaniyeh Dome many times since my childhood, but there is lots of information which I never knew about it!
I had no idea that Oljaitu the king, who ordered the dome have died two years after finishing of the castle when he was 34, and the building processes takes 10 years. It means that he ordered the building when he was 22!
Oljeitu was baptised as a Christian and received the name Nikolya (Nicholas) after Pope Nicholas IV. During his youth he converted to Buddhism and later to Sunni Islam along with his brother Ghazan. He later converted to Shi’a Islam after coming into contact with Shi’a scholars.
he was like an spring bird!