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Avicenna Mausoleum

Avicenna Mausoleum


Avicenna Mausoleum

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Avicenna mausoleum is the memorial monument of him as a famous Iranian philosopher, scientist and physician. The current mausoleum of Avicenna is located in Abu Saeed Dakhok house, his close friend, and Abu Saeed was also buried beside the Avicenna. The original building of this mausoleum was built in Qajar era and the new mausoleum was rebuilt by Iran National Heritage Association according to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s order and opened in 1333 AH.

The current plan of this mausoleum is inspired by the prominent architecture of Avicenna period and it is a mixture of Iran ancient architectural style and architecture of Iran after Islam by use of traditional and modern architectural style so that the tower here is driven from  Gonbad-e Qabus, the gardens affected by Iranian gardens, the fountain evokes the traditional spring house and the facade designed by large stones and rough granite of Alvand Mountain represents the ancient Iranian palaces .

Avicenna Mausoleum have two north and south halls the south ones are used as museum and there is a library of Iranian and foreign valuable books in the north hall.

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