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Photos: Ferdowsi's Mausoleum Suffering From Neglect

Photos by Mehdi Bolourian, Mehr News Agency

The mausoleum of Ferdowsi is suffering from neglect and proper attention. Ferdowsi (935-1020) was a highly revered Persian poet. He was the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Persian people and of the Iranian World.

Shahnameh ("The Great Book" in Persian), to which Ferdowsi devoted more than 35 years, was originally composed for presentation to the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Iranian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century (read more)

Ferdowsi's mausoleum is located in Tous, an ancient city in the Iranian province of Razavi Khorasan. The tomb was made during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi by the national heritage association.


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