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Tomb of Ferdowsi photo gallery - 21 pictures. Tus, Iran
The great Ferdowsi, also known as Hakim Abu'l-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi or Firdausi (940-1020 AD), is one of the most significant Iranian poets. In a time in which the use of the Arabic language was spreading across the Arabic empire, Ferdowsi chose to write poems and tales in Iranian language, thereby contributing to preserving the Persian language. His most famous work, the Shahnameh, tells the legendary history of the pre-Islamic Iranian kings from Keyumars to Yazdegerd III. Ferdowsi is seen as the father of the modern Persian language by many Iranians. The mausoleum is surrounded by a park, and lies in Tus about 20km north of Mashhad. In and arond the mausoleum are bas-reliefs with scenes from tales of Ferdowsi.

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01 Park and tomb of Ferdowsi
02 Statue of Ferdowsi
03 Mausoleum of the poet Ferdowsi
04 Mausoleum of the poet Ferdowsi
05 Ferdowsi cenotaph
06 Mausoleum of the poet Ferdowsi
07 Tomb of Ferdowsi
08 Tomb of Ferdowsi
09 Wall inscription in Arabic characters
10 Battle between Iran and Turan bas-relief
11 Rostam and Sohrab bas-relief
12 Bas-relief with scene from a Ferdowsi tale
13 Iranian woman watching stone inscription
14 Couple watching bas-relief
15 Wall inscription in Arabic characters
16 Bas-relief with scene from a Ferdowsi tale
17 Inscription on marble table
18 Hall below the tomb of Ferdowsi
19 Darius and his court bas-relief
20 Basrelief of Sasanian king
21 Arrival of Indian king on elephants to Iranian court
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