The Tomb of Sheikh al-Rais; Avicena

The Tomb of Sheikh al-Rais; Avicena


The Tomb of Sheikh al-Rais; Avicena

Avicena is a famous philosopher, scientist and physician whose tomb is located in the city of Hamedan in Bou-Ali Sina Square.

History of The Tomb of Avicena

The view of the tomb was built by the order of a girl named Negar, grandchild of Fath Ali Shah Qajar, in Qajar era.

In the year of 1330, on the occasion of the thousandth birthday of Avicena, it was decided to build a new mausoleum. The current layout of the building was adapted by engineer Houshang Sayhon in the style of the architecture of the period during when Avicena lived. If you look at the tomb, you will see that its view is adapted from the view of Gonbad-E Kavus in the city of Gonbad-e Kavos.

The construction of the new tomb was completed in the year of 1333. The site of the new tomb of Avicena was the home and the tomb of Abu-Sa’id Dupuuk, a close friend of Bu-Ali Sinai, to where remained parts of the dead body of Avicena were transferred and buried. In the museum of Avicena`s works, a picture of his skull is displayed that was provided when the tomb was being reconstructed.

Features of The Tomb of Avicena

The view of the tomb is a combination of two architectural styles of ancient Iran and Iran after Islam. to design this tomb, elements of traditional Iranian art is used. Elements such as towers, inspired by Gonbad-E Kavus tower, gardens adapted from Iranian gardens, fountains inspired by traditional and expansive houses with rough grass rocks that are adorned with Alvand mountain granite stones.

According to Sihon, 10 columns of the porch are the signs of 10 centuries after Avicena and 12 columns of the tower are the symbols of the twelve fields of study that Avicena was expert in them.

Currently, the southern hall of the tomb is designated as a museum for the storage of coins, pottery, bronze and other objects discovered in the millennia BC and Islamic era, and in the northern hall, there is a library containing 8,000 Iranian and foreign printed books and pavilions related to the works of Avicena and poets and writers of Hamedan. Around the building, there is a half-circle square with and the statue of Avicena while holding a book.

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How to Get There?

The tomb of Avicena is located in the square of Avicena in Hamedan city, so you can get there by any vehicle.

Address: Iran, Hamedan city, the tomb of Avicena

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