Photographer's Note

Main inscription of the Ferdosi's mausoleum in Toos. Ferdosi (10th century A.C.) is the most famous Iranian poet, well-known for his epic poem collection called Shahnameh.
His mausoleum,built in 1920s by the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi, is made of pure marble in shape of a zygorat that resembles the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great who founded the Persian Empire in 5th century B.C. The architecture is a modern one but the elements are totally native and similar to those found in persepolis & Shusha (Two main residence of Archaemedians). Here is the front facade of the tomb with columns from Persepolis and the winged holy angel of Zoroastrians, Faravahar, at the top. The Carved poem is the first part of Shahnameh, in appreciation of God.
The Ferdosi's garden is located in the anceint city of Toos, near Mashhad in the North-east of Iran.

كتيبه نماي قدامي آرامگاه فردوسي، توس

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