"Hamadan, Iran ( Ecbatana, Persia)" Hamedan by vahiddavoodi

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Hamadan (Hamedan) is situated 400 km south west of Tehran, 190 km east of Kermanshah and 530 km north west of Isfahan at the elevation of 1800 meters.
Today's Hamadan is what is left of Ecbatana, The Medes' capital before they formed a union with the Persians. The poet Ferdowsi says that Ecbatana was build by King Jamshid. The modern Hamadan consists of a large central roundabout with six avenues running into it.

While lacking antique vestiges, Hamadan, has several monuments worthy of interest. They are usually mausoleums. Their exterior was recently renewed by constructions inspired by the spindle - shaped structure of Mongol towers, to the exclusion of all other features of these towers. The best one covers the Tomb of the famous Ibn Sina called Abu Ali by the Persians and Avicenna by the Western world.

Mausoleum Of Abu Ali Sina

Mausoleum Of Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna), father of modern medicine and the famous Persian Scientist.

Mausoleum Of Baba Taher

Mausoleum Of Baba Taher-e Oriyan (The Naked), famous Persian Poet.

  • Last visit to Hamedan: Apr 1989
  • Intro Updated Aug 28, 2003
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