Ferdowsi The highly revered Persian poet & father of the modern Persian language was born 935 in Bazh a village near Tus & died around 1020 CE in poverty and embittered by royal neglect.Ferdowsi was buried at the yard of his own home, where his mausoleum now lies. It was not until Reza Shah Pahlavi's rule, in 1925, that a mausoleum was built for...more
Ferdowsi Museum or Tous Museum was established in1987 close to Mausoleum of Ferdowsi.mainly hold objects about Ferdowsi & his time.as some old copies of Shaname,potteries from Ferdowsi time,paintings about shahname & Ferdowsi portraits,published stamps in honor of Ferdowsi,gifts to Mausoleum of Ferdowsi,old warfare Equipments.& some other...more
Harounieh Dome is whole thing that Tatar remained from Tous.Harounieh Dome Called Haroun's Prison, Mamonyye, Mousque of Tous or Ghazali's Khanghah during ages.but it's not prison & built centuries after Haroun Al-Rashid the Abbasid caliph. There is no inscription in the building but it seems to be a mausoleum or Khanghah from Ilkhanid dynasty....more
Mehdi Akhavan-Sales (1928, Mashhad - 1990, Tehran) was a prominent Persian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse (New Style Poetry) in Persian language.Akhavan's forte, like Ferdowsi, is epic; more precisely, he chooses themes of epical proportion and expresses them with the same zeal that Ferdowsi uses in the Shahnameh.His famous works...more
Darvaze Razan (Razan Gate) & ruins of rampart of Tabaran of Tous located in north side of Mausoleum of Ferdowsi.The rampart is about 6km long, 10m height, 6m thickness in bottom & 2.5m at top.this Rampart has been built after Oghuz turk & Mongols invasion.& then it has been destroyed by Tattars in ~1388.more
in Mausoleum, Scenes from the main episodes of Shahnameh carved into reliefs done by Abolhasan Sedighi.& in stairways, there are Scenes about Persian empire.pix:1. Sassanid Court2 & 3. the Seven Stages of Rostam4. Rostam and Esfandyar5. Coming of King of India to Iranian courtmore
Shahname is the national epic poem of over 60,000 couplets. Recounts the history of Iran, beginning with the creation of the world & the introduction of the arts of civilization (fire, cooking, metallurgy, law) to the Aryans & ends with the Arab conquest of Persia in the 7th cent.Ferdowsi wrote Shahname in almost pure Persian, has been pivotal for...more
The construction of Mausoleum began in the year 1928 and work came to an end in 1934 during Reza Shah Pahlavi to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the poet. In the year 1964 a few changes were made in the structure. The overall shape of Ferdowsi's tomb is reminiscent of the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae & in Mausoleum there are a...more
Ghazali (Algazel) was born & died in Tous (1058-1111). He was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian origin and remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Sufi Islamic thought. Moreover, one of his major works, The Incoherence of the Philosophers, changed the course of Islamic thought.Memorial of Ghazali...more
close to the entrance gate of the Mausoleum of Ferdowsi is Bus Stop.
The bus line name is "Gardeshgari, Tous,Aramgah - Ebne Sina" (=Tourism, Tous,Mausoleum - Ebne Sina sq. in Mashhad).
The second Stop is Harounieh Dome & Last stop is Ebne Sina Sq. in Mashhad & again to Tous.
Ticket costs 300IR (86/2007)
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...more
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...more