Map - Harounieh Dome
Favorite thing: Legend:
2. Remnant of Tabaran (Old Tous), Mosque & School
3. Ticket Office
4. Memorial of Ghazali
5. Harounieh Dome
6. Dr. Khadivjam Tomb
7. Books & Inscription exhibition
9. Prayer house
- Historical Travel
Ferdowsi World Famous Persian (Iranian) Poet
Favorite thing: The Shahnameh or The Epic of Kings is one of the definite classics of the world. It tells hero tales of ancient Persia. The contents and the poet's style in describing the events takes the readers back to the ancient times and makes he/she sense and feel the events. Ferdowsi worked for thirty years to finish this masterpiece.
An important feature of this work is that during the period that Arabic language was known as the main language of science and literature, Ferdowsi used only Persian in his masterpiece. As Ferdowsi himself says "Persian language is revived by this work".
Hakim Abol-Ghasem Ferdowsi Toosi (940-1020 AD)
Favorite thing: Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Toos, in 940. His great epic the Shahnameh, to which he devoted most of his adult life, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Persian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century. During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmud of Ghazni, in Ferdowsi and his lifework. Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though confident of his and his poem's ultimate fame.