Tomb of Ferdowsi – Mashhad
The tomb of Abul-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi is located in the middle of a landscaped garden 20 kilometers north of Mashhad City. This great monument was designed and refurbished by Hooshang Seyhoun based on Hossein Lorzadeh's preliminary design with some modifications in its dimensions, size, and decorations. The current building of the mausoleum was opened in 1934 simultaneously with Ferdowsi Millenary Celebration. May 14 is celebrated as "Ferdowsi Day" in Iran. Every year on this day, Ferdowsi and Shahnameh commemoration is celebrated at universities and research institutes.
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