PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Avicenna Mausoleum
Location: Hamadan, Iran
Architect: Houshang Seyhoun
A new and large mausoleum was built over Avicenna's tomb in 1954, together with a library (which contains approximately 8,000 volumes) and a small museum devoted to his works, in the central Bu Ali Square, in Hamadan.The mausoleum is surmounted by a tower inspired to spindle-shaped structure of Mongol towers and contains, besides the actual gravestone of the famous physician, the sarcophagus which originally contained the body of Avicenna.Near the mausoleum a big marble statue of Avicenna can be admired.
The Mausoleum had been registered as one of Iranian National Monuments in May 11, 1997 by Registration No.1869 .
Avicenna was a Persian polymath (980 - 1037AD) most famous in the west for his writings on medical science.
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