Tourism And Recreation in Iran

The Tomb Of Hafez-e Shirazi

The great poet and sonneteer of Iran, Khwaja Shams ud-Din Muhammad Hafez Shirazi, known by the pen name Hafez (the memorizer) and referred to as Lisan al-Ghayb (the Tongue of the Unseen), was born in Shiraz but the exact date of his birth is unknown and is estimated to be sometime between the years 720 and 729 AH. The tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh) is located in the north of the city of Shiraz, down the Darvāzeh Qur’an (Qur’an Gate). It has an area of 2 hectares and is composed of two northern and southern courtyards which are separated by a hall. The complex has four entrance/exit doors. The main door is situated in the south, two in the west and the other in the northeast of the tomb. Hafezieh hall was built during the Zandiyeh dynasty. It is 56 meters in length and 8 meters in width. It is made of 20 stone pillars, each 5 meters in height. In the past, the hall included 4 pillars and 4 rooms, but later on the rooms were omitted from the structure. There are two rooms in the eastern and western parts of the hall, one of [ . . . ]

  • 10 February, 2018
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