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HAMADAN HISTORICAL SITES

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Tepe Hagmataneh

Tepe Hagmataneh is believed to be the ruins of the ancient Median city of Ecbatana which was  one of the many capitals  of the Achaemenids (550-330 BC) and the summer capital of Parthian kings (247 BC–224 CE). It had a royal treasury which was plundered in turn by Alexander (356-323 BC), Seleucus (358- 281 BC), and Antiochus III (241-187 BC).
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai Tomb in Hamadan is believed to have belonged to the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai. The current structure has Islamic architectural elements and is believed to have been built over the original tomb. The tomb had a precious torah  parchment and two Monabbat chests coverings the graves.
 
Stone Lion
The stone lion of Hamadan is a historical monument in Hamadan, Iran.The stone lion -one part of the ‘Lions Gate’- sits on a hill where a Parthian era cemetery is said to have been located.The Stone Lion or Sang-Shir, as the Hamedanis call it, is a tremendous stone statue of a lion in the square of the same name in south-east Hamedan.
 
 Ganjnameh Inscriptions
The Ganjnameh are set of cuneiform characters written in three languages (ancient Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian), set into a rockface on Mount Alvand, about 5 kilometers from modern-day Hamadan.This monument is the popular designation of two trilingual inscriptions in three languages by the Achaemenid Darius I and Xerxes in a pass through the Alvand mountain.
 
Alavian Dome
Two hundred meters to the west of Tappa-ye Hegmatāna, stands the most significant architectural monument of Hamadān, the mausoleum called Gonbad-e ʿAlawiān. It is a square, relatively massive monument, almost entirely made of baked brick .Its façade was once covered with opulent stucco decoration in high relief, depicting motifs of leaves, blossoms, vines and tendrils in interwoven patterns, in which Arthur Pope saw the ancient invocation for abundance and fertility.
 
Avicenna Mausoleum
The Avicenna Mausoleum in Hamadan, Iran, was built in 1952, on the site of the tomb of Avicenna (d. 1037). There had been an older building marking his tomb, destroyed in 1950 to make way for the project. The mausolem was the first state commission given to Hooshang Seyhoun.
 
Baba Taher Oryan Mausoleum
Baba Taher Oryan Mausoleum is based on an Octagonal form. The dimension of the mausoleum is 10 x 10 Meters and it is surrounded with prism forms. It has 8 columns around the main building. The material of the columns, stairs, grave stone, and surface of the mausoleum is Granite stone. It has beautiful Turquoise dome-shaped prism.
 

 Ali Sadr Cave
The Ali Sadr Cave originally called Ali Saadr (meaning dam) or Ali Saard (meaning cold) is the world's largest water cave which attracts thousands of visitors every year.It is located in Ali Sadr Kabudarahang County about 100 kilometers north of Hamadan, western Iran.
The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes.

 
Hafez Abol Ala' (Qorban Tower) Tomb
This tomb is located in the city of Hamadan near the Ebne Sina Junior School. This is the resting abode of 'Sheikh-ol-Islam Hassan Ebne 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.
 
HAMADAN Gregory and Stepanos Church
Gregory Estepanos Church is one of the ancient buildings of Hamadan city that its antiquity dates back to 335 years ago. This church is located at the historic yard of ancient Hegmatane hill. Inside of the church there are four circle pillars which are attached to each other with zigzag arches.

 

 

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0 #1 luxury background 2018-07-05 12:19
Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little
research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smiile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!
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