Tomb of Ferdowsi Virtual Tour produced by Namaye Nazdik.
Ferdowsi is a tomb complex composed of a white marble base, and a decorative edifice erected in honor of this Persian poet located in Tus, Iran, in Razavi Khorasan province.
Ferdowsi located in Tus, Iran, in Razavi Khorasan province. It was built in the early 1930s.
Ferdowsi, the influential Persian poet and author of the Persian epic. Shahnameh died in 1020 A.D. in the Tus, Iran. Iran (Persia) in the same city that he was born in. For all his literary contribution Ferdowsi was not recognized during his life. It was only after his death that his poems won him admiration.
For hundreds of years, his resting place was nothing more than a minor dome-shrine erected by a Ghaznavid ruler of Khorasan. without any permanent edifice in place in the garden of his house where Ferdowsi’s daughter had originally buried him. In the beginning years of twentieth century Iran started to realize his critical role in defining identity of Iran. (Virtual Tour | Namaye Nazdik)
The tomb was originally designed by the Iranian architect. Haj Hossein Lurzadeh who aside from Ferdowsi’s tomb also created some 842 mosques. as well as the private palace of Ramsar, part of decoration of the Marmar palace. the Imam Hossein Mosque in Tehran, the motahari Mosque. The now existing design of the structure also owes mainly to Karim Taherzadeh. who replaced the old dome-shape design by Lurzadeh into the modern cubical design that is now present.(Virtual Tour | Namaye Nazdik)
Structural Details Tomb of Ferdowsi (Virtual Tour | Namaye Nazdik)
The basic structure of the tomb is rectangular with a large garden surrounding the structure and interacting with the structure in the Persian style of gardening known as Char-bagh. In the center of the cross created by the legs of the garden surrounding it, is an edifice made of primarily white marble. The edifice can be divided into a “wide chamber” that lies at the base and a cubical erection on top. with four pillars surrounding it and scenes from the epic of Shahnameh and text ornating it.
The body of the poet is actually interred in the center of the rectangular wide chamber underneath the overlying four pillars cube. There are twelve (12) steps leading from the lowest point of the wide chamber all the way to the level of the cube. The wide base has a total height of 16 m. The edifice has equal dimensions of 30 m on each side.