Mausoleums in Shiraz

Mausoleums in Shiraz

Some of the Mausoleums in Shiraz can be listed as below:

1.Hafez Mausoleum

Hafez Mausoleum in shiraz

Hafez is a Persian eminent poet of worldwide fame. He was born in the early 14th century and achieved early fame for learning the Holy Quran by heart as a child. His works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are to be found in the homes of most people in Iran, who learn his poems by heart and use them as proverbs and saying now.

In the 18th century A.D., Karim Khan-e Zand built a splendid edifice beside the tomb of Hafez, which embraced a hall with four high monolithic pillars and a large garden. The French architect Andre Godard designed the existing building. The plan was put into operation with efforts expended by Ali Asghar HEkmat in 1936.

2.Saadi Mausoleum

Saadi Mausoleum in shiraz

Saadi is the famous Iranian poet, writer and philosopher who was born and demised in the 13th century A.D. in Shiraz. He was one of the eminent Persian poets of the medieval period.

He is not only famous in Persian- speaking countries, but has been quoted in western sources as well. Saadi traveled  a lot and visited many parts of the world. His most famous works are Golestan (the Rose Garden) and Bustan (The orchard).

His mausoleum lies in the North East of Shiraz where he lived. The structure was rebuilt during the reign of Karim Khan-e Zand in the 18th century  A.D. The construction of the current mausoleum ended in 1952 A.D. The splendid mausoleum masterfully combines the achievements of modern architecture with traditional building techniques.

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