Mausoleum of Omar Khayyám

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Mausoleum of Omar Khayyám
آرامگاه عمر خیام
General information
Architectural style Islamic Art, Iranian architecture
Town or city Nishapur
Country  Iran
Completed 1963
Design and construction
Architect Hooshang Seyhoun

The Mausoleum of Omar Khayyam (Persian: آرامگاه عمر خیام ) is the tomb of Omar Khayyám located in Nishapur where Omar Khayyám was born and buried and where his mausoleum today remains a masterpiece of Iranian architecture visited by many people every year.[1] It was completed in 1963.


  1. ^ S. H. Nasr Chapter 9.


In honor of the great poet it has occurred that wine has been poured on his grave, all according to his wish.

"The scent of wine rising from my grave will be so strong that it will intoxicate passers-by. There will be such an atmosphere of serenety that couples in love will find it impossible to tear themselves away." -Omar Khayyam

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Coordinates: 36°09′57″N 58°49′20″E / 36.1659°N 58.8223°E / 36.1659; 58.8223