Tomb of Saadi

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Tomb of Saadi
Mausoleo de Saadi, Shiraz, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 02.jpg
Saadi Mausoleum
Coordinates29°37′21.10″N 52°34′59.30″E / 29.6225278°N 52.5831389°E / 29.6225278; 52.5831389Coordinates: 29°37′21.10″N 52°34′59.30″E / 29.6225278°N 52.5831389°E / 29.6225278; 52.5831389
LocationShiraz, Iran
DesignerMohsen Foroughi
Completion date1952
Dedicated toSaadi

The Tomb of Saadi is a tomb and mausoleum dedicated to the Persian poet Saadi in the Iranian city of Shiraz. Saadi was buried at the end of his life at a Khanqah at the current location. In the 13th century a tomb built for Saadi by Shams al-Din Juvayni, the vizir of Abaqa Khan. In the 17th century, this tomb was destroyed. During the reign of Karim Khan[1] was built a mausoleum of two floors of brick and plaster, flanked by two rooms. The current building was built between 1950 and 1952[2] to a design by the architect Mohsen Foroughi and is inspired by the Chehel Sotoun with a fusion of old and new architectural elements. Around the tomb on the walls are seven verses of Saadi’s poems.

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  1. ^ Stanley, Henry Morton (2011). My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia. Cambridge University Press. p. 402. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  2. ^ Baker, Patricia L. (2014). Iran. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 182. Retrieved 2016-05-08.