Avicenna Mausoleum

Avicenna is one of the most famous scientists of Iran. He has written about two hundred books on various fields of medicine and philosophy. Because Arabic was the language of scientific work in that era, Avicenna and other Iranian scholars who lived at that time wrote their books in Arabic. Later, some of these works were translated into other languages, including Persian. Avicenna was also expert in Persian literature. More than 20 Persian works are attributed to him, among them assignment of Ala’i encyclopedia and the treatise of the pulse have been proved. A host of different works have been written or attributed to Avicenna, a comprehensive list of them is included in The List of Editions of Avicenna.

Avicenna Mausoleum


The list contains 131 original writings from Avicenna and 111 works related to him. Of course, many of these essays and books have been compiled in several volumes.

Avicenna Mausoleum


The structure of the tomb is a combination of both ancient and post-Islamic era of Iranian architecture. Many elements of ancient Iranian architecture has been used in the design. The tower has been inspired by Gonbad-e Qabus tower, the small gardens are based on traditional Iranian gardens, and also the waterfront which is by any means a traditional basin (Howz-khaneh) and the sculpture which is of course decorated by hard and rough granite stones of Alvand Mountains, representing the ancient Iranian palaces. Currently, the southern half of the tomb is a museum to keep the coins, ceramics, bronzes, and other discovered items from the B.C.

Avicenna Mausoleum


millenniums and the Islamic era. The northern hall is composed of a library including 8000 volumes of exquisite handwritten and printed Iranian and foreign books. The complement of this tomb is a half-circle park, and also there is the statue of Abu-Ali Sina, holding a book in his hand, which is located on the east side of the square.Avicenna Mausoleum

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