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Arsalan Jazeb (Aiyaz) Tomb, Mashad-Khorasan-Iran

The tomb of this Toos governor, contemporary of Sultan Mohammad Qaznavi (beginning of the 5th century AH) is located 37 km. from Mashad . The walls of this square room structure are adorned with inlayed. Work on the fringes of these walls, there is an inscription in ‘kufi’ script. The tombs has a short stone dome placed on an octagonal base. The tall minaret of the tomb is situated a few meters from the dome.. The dome too is adorned with ‘kufi’ inscriptions laid out in fancy brick work. This monument was built in the years 389-421 AH by Arsalan Jazeb.

Ferdowsi Tomb, Toos-Khorasan-Iran

The tomb of the great poet Abolqassem Ferdowsi, can be accounted for a place of ‘worship’ so to be called by the lovers of Farsi Literature. This renowned historical site has brought fame for the city of Toos. The construction of this tomb began in the year 1928 and work came to an end in 1934. In the year 1964 a few changes were made in the structure. The internal walls of the tomb are adorned with sculptures depicting scenes from the ‘Shahnameh’. Each side wall of the building is approximately 30 m. x 30 m. and each of the four sides have stairways lead up to it. The lenght of each side of the main buildings foundation is about 16 m., worked with marble it is adorned by verses from the Shahnameh in the Nasta'liq script. Above the southern stone, a symbol of the Ahuramazda embossment, a replica from Achaemenian buildings is in sight. At the vicinity of the tomb of this great Iranian poet, is the resting place of a contemporary poet Mehdi Akhvan Saless.

Haji Molla Hady Sabzevari Tomb, Sabzevar-Khorasan-Iran

The tomb of this great philosopher of the Qajar period, is located east of Sabzevar , beside Zand Square, in a garden belonging to the said personality. The tomb was constructed by Mirza Yusef Mostofi-ol-Mamalik. The building was repaired and some additions have been made to it by the National Monument Association. The building is made of brick, and consists of main hall in which the grave is placed and a dome with four porticos alongside.

Hakim Omar Khayam Nayshaburi Tomb, Nayshabur-Khorasan-Iran

One of the eye-catching sites is the garden which envelopes the resting place of the great scholar, mathematician, philosopher and poet, Hakim Omar Khayam. The said garden belonged to him. The exact date of his death have not been specified and it is known to be within the years 506 - 530 AH. Later another monument was erected about 100 m. north of the tomb to commemorate this renowned personality. This structure is a high tomb made of iron and stone, consisting of ten bases, which have geometrical shapes and are connected to each other.

Imam Mohammad Qazali (Haroonieh) Tomb, Toos-Khorasan-Iran

This structure is known as the tomb of Haroon-al-Rashid, “Naqareh-Khaneh" i.e.(a place where drums are beaten at specified intervals) and also is known as Masjed or mosque. This place is situated between Mashad and Toos and is near the tomb of Ferdowsi . It is a square, brick made structure, containing porticos and windows with fine architectural finish. The dome and the ceiling of which boast of intricate craftsmanship. This structure is actually in three storeys and has been erected in the year 720 AH to commemorate this great scholar.

Joqatein Geisoor Tomb, Gonabad-Khorasan-Iran

This is located 72 km. northeast of Gonabad in Geisoor Village. This tomb can be relative to the Mongol era, and is most probably the resting place of a Mongol prince or a member of an affluent class. The inner walls of his tomb are square, but the external walls octagonal in shape, besides other intricate forms of architecture.

Khajeh Abdollah Tomb, Taibad (Bakhezr)-Khorasan-Iran

This tomb is near the historical ruins of Malen in Bakhezr. The area of this structure is 12.7 x 9/1 m. It consists of a portico and two domes. Shahabedin Abdollah was expired in 827 AH. There is a probability that the same erected at the end of the 9th century AH or the beginning of the 10th century AH, by Ala-edin Ali Sane'i Bakhezri.

Khajeh Rabi' Tomb, Mashad-Khorasan-Iran

This famous and renowned tomb is situated 4 km. north of Mashad on the Khajeh Rabi’ Road. This mausoleum is octagonal in shape and houses many rooms, large halls and porticos styled in intricate and unique oriental architecture. The bi-covered dome is 18 m. high and has two, one with the "Banai" script and the other with the "Tholth" script. The interior of the mausoleum has interesting ornaments which includes two inscriptions written by Ali Reza Abbasi which dates back to 1026 and 1031 AH. The facade of this monument has many eye-catching and interesting architectural and decorative features. The construction of this mausoleum relates to the Safavid era and is located in a large, beautiful garden. Khajeh Rabi is well known for his endeavors in the way of Islam.

Loqman Baba (Sheikh Sarakhsi) Tomb, Sarakhs-Khorasan-Iran

This is the resting place of the great Gnostic of the 4 century AH, located 3 km. from Sarakhs . This structure contains a portico decorated with brick works and plaster moldings, in addition to a brick dome. A part of the main building can be relative to the Saljuqi era and the remaining section dates back to the 8th century AH. The internal section of the building has inscriptions (moulded with plaster) dating to 757 AH. This structure demonstrates a unique plaster work.

Molana Hossein Kashafi Tomb, Sabzevar-Khorasan-Iran

Molana Kamalodin Hossein Kashafi was a writer, theologian and preacher of Teymourian era. He expired in 910 AH. and his resting place is located in the southeast of Sabzevar in Nezamol Molk Avenue. The structure of this tomb is a mixture of old and new architecture. It is made in three stories. The external view of the building has brick works with a row of beautiful tile works, which is repeated in all stories. The grave stone is trapezoid. The building was constructed by the National Monument Association.

Molana Zeinedin Abubakr Taibady Tomb, Taibad-Khorasan-Iran

Molana Zeinedin Abubakr was one of the great mystics of his time in the 8th century AH, who died in the year 791 AH. His tomb is in the beginning of the Taibad - Khaaf Road. This tomb has been railed off for protection, and has two grey slabs of stone with inscriptions, one on the tomb and the other as a head stone. The grey stones were offered by "Khajeh Darvish" in 1030 AH. Opposite the grave site, there is a magnificent building constructed by Pir Ahmad Khaafi (minister of Shahrokh, the son of Teimoor) in 848 AH, and was erected to be utilized as a mosque and a place for prayer. To the east of this mausoleum, in the graveyard is a structure which is said to be the tomb of his father Sheikh Zeinedin Ali.

Nezamol Molk-e-Bakravi Tomb, Nayshabur-Khorasan-Iran

The mausoleum of Nezamol Molk-e-Bakravi is situated in Nayshabur and is attached to the eastern portico of the oldest mosque of this city. It is constructed of gypsum and brick, the ceiling of which is adorned with turquoise colored tiles. In parts, remnants of old architecture styles can be observed.

Peer-e-Palandooz (Mohammad Aref Abbasi) Mausoleum, Mashad-Khorasan-Iran

This tomb is located in northeast section of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) aggregate in the city of Mashad . It consists of a square building with a dome, and brick made portico and halls. The exterior view of the building, with pointed arches and tetrangular frames and tile works are evidences of fine and interesting. The surface of the onoin shaped dome is covered by simple turquoise colored tile works and intricate patterns of brick work. This mausoleum belongs to the Safavid era and was built in 985 AH. Mohammad Aref Abbasi, known as Palandooz who was a Gnostic of Zahbieh Dynasty.

Qotbedin Heydar Tomb, Torbat Heydarieh-Khorasan-Iran

This is located in the Qaem Maqam Avenue of Torbat Heydarieh and consists of a complex of buildings unique in oriental architecture. Qotbedin Heydar was a great Gnostic of his times and the axis of the Heydareih Sect 531 - 681 AH. The tomb has been renovated during the passage of time. In the middle of building there is a wooden inscriptions on which the date of 987 AH. can be read. In the portico there is an inscription on a stone written by Mohammad Yusef Al Hosseini, according to which the mosque of this tomb has been repaired in the year 1045 AH during the reign of Shah Safi and has been reconstructed again by Shah Abbas construction I. The of this unique complex dates back to the 9th century AH. This tomb is on historical record.

Seyed Hassan Modares Tomb, Kashmar-Khorasan-Iran

Seyed Hassan Modares is one of the famous characters of the contemporary history of Iran. This personality was poisoned in the year 1317 AH during the reign of Pahlavi I. He was buried in the suburb of Kashmar , an area which was known as Tapeh Akhund at that time. This tomb has been since reconstructed several times and lately it was renewed by the Qods Razavi.

Sheikh Attar Nayshaburi Tomb, Nayshabur-Khorasan-Iran

Faridodin Abu Hamed Mohammed-ebne-Abu Bakr Ebrahim Ben Issaq Attar Nayshaburi, the great poet and Gnostic of Iran was born around the year 540 AH and expired in 618 AH. The tomb of this famous poet is located 6 km. west of Nayshabur , near Imamzadeh Mahrooq and the tomb of Khayam . This structure is octagonal in shape with a tile worked onion shaped dome. It has 4 entrances, the northern one is the main entrance. This historical structure has been tastefully adorned with colored (green, yellow and blue) tiles and carvings. The interior site is covered by plaster and has four seats.The Mausoleum is located in a garden covering an area of about 119 sq. m. The grave of the well known painter Kamalol Molk is also situated in a part of this garden.

Sheikh Tabarsi Tomb, Mashad-Khorasan-Iran

The tomb of Sheikh Aminedin Abu Ali Fazlebnel Hassan is located in Tabarsi avenue, Mashad and in Rezvan Garden (Paradise). This personality was a theologian of repute specially in the Shiite sect. This vicinity is also called “Mogsal-ol-Reza’ as after the martyrdom of His Holiness, Imam Reza , this corpse was bathed here to be prepared for burial.

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