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This palace is located in the city of Hamadan, dating to the 6th century BC. The said structure is from the times of the ‘Medes’. ‘Kiyakesar Madi’ and ‘Nabopolasar Baboli’ were responsible for building this structure in the year 614 BC. The decorative pieces used in this palace were ransom from earlier battles. The famous Greek historian has mentioned this palace in his records. In latest archaeological excavations many discoveries related to the Achaemenid period have been found.


If you want to see the icon of Hamadan you must visit Avicenna tomb. Avicenna is the well-known Iranian physician and philosopher who was born in Bokhara (present day Uzabakistan), 11th century. He is universally famous for his knowledge of medicine and he has likely written the most famous book in the world of medicine, the Canon of Medicine, which was the principal book for the study of this major in Islamic world and Europe for some centuries. Besides medicine, Avicenna’s contribution to philosophy has been significant. His other seminal book is Al-Shafa which addresses logic, physics, mathematics and metaphysics. During his life, Avicenna faced many hardships and he had no choice but to move from city to city. Finally, he died in Hamadan and buried there. His current tomb which was built in 1954 includes both Pre-Islamic and Islamic designs and styles. This domed structure has stood upon 12 pillars each of which representing one of the scientific disciplines with which Avicenna was familiar. The surrounding area has been laid out following Persian Garden pattern.


This mosque is located near the central Sq of Hamadan and to the west of Ekbatan avenue. The mosque is rectangular in shape, and formerly had four porches of which three have been remained. This structure comprises of two areas for nocturnal prayers, a brick dome and a large and pleasant court-yard with a huge pool in the center. To the southern side of the mosque are shallow arches, and in the east and northern sides are the minarets. In the entrance corridor is a large stone trough, made of one piece of stone. On this, the name of the endowed and date of the endowment is stated, besides which is a verse written in the nasta’liq script.

This tomb is located in the city of Hamadan near the Ibne Sina Junior School. This is the resting abode of ‘Sheikh-ol-Islam Hassan Ibne Attar Hafez Abol Ala’ and a group of the commanders of the Saljuqi period. It was built in the 7th and 8th centuries AH, comprises of a brick tower with twelve sides and a brick pyramid shaped dome consisting of twelve (brick) panels.
The external part of the building is composed of arches of unique and spectacular design. In the center of the tower is a simple grave, the tomb-stone of which is related to the Safavid period. It is said, that a person by the name of ‘Qurban’ constructed a trench in this area to safe-guard the people of this locality against the Afqan invasion. Thence the name of this tower. The Qurban tower is on record by The Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.

This structure has been generally constructed with brick and a mixture of earth and gypsum, keeping the architecture on simple lines. A small inscription on stone, related to the Saljuqi era, is the only adornment of this mosque

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