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Tomb of Nader Shah

 

 

 

 

Tomb of Nader Shah

 

 

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  Located in a beautiful garden on Shohada intersection, the Tomb of Nader Shah Afshar sits on an area of 1448 square meters right in the heart of Mashhad city in Iran.

 

 

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  Nader Shah, one of the most powerful rulers in Iranian history, was assassinated in 1740 in Fathabad (Ghuchan), and his body was buried in a tomb built by him, in Mashhad. Through time and in political tensions after Nader, his tomb was destroyed, but in 1876, the governor of Khorasan, Ghavamossaltaneh, built a new building on the tomb.

 

 

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  A statue of Nader Shah, riding a horse while holding an axe and with 3 soldiers running after him, was erected in his honor on his tomb. This statue, designed by Qolam Hossein Sadiqi and made in Italy, weighs about 74000 kilograms. There is a museum inside the tomb which has a collection of weapons, helmets, shields, and 130 guns belonging to the time of Nader Shah.

 

 

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  His pressent mausoleum was opened in 1963 including a 12-step stage, the tomb, and a tent-like shelter over the tomb, statues representing Nader Shah, a book shop and 2 museum halls. One of these halls contains weapons and the other one exhibits objects belonging to Nader Shah era.

 

 

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  Next to Nader Shah’s tomb, there is the tomb of Colonel Mohammad Taghi Khan Pesyan, who was a popular military leader in Iran and was also known to be the first Iranian to successfully pilot an aircraft.

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