Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai is located in downtown Hamadan, at the beginning of Dr Shariati Street. Esther and Mordechai are among the most important shrines of the Jews of Iran and the world.

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

This tomb has been registered as a part of Iran’s cultural heritage. The existence of this shrine is an important factor in the formation and continuation of the presence of the Jewish community in Hamadan.

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

This tomb is made of stone and brick, in Islamic style. It is apparent from the appearance and architectural style of this work that its current building was built in the 14th century on an older building belonging to the 10th century.

The building consist of various parts such as entrance door, corridor, tomb, porch and alcove. A volume of the Torah, which dates back to ancient times and is written on a deer’s skin, is stored in a cylindrical shield at the Cultural Heritage Organization of the province.

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

In the middle of the square space of the tombs, there are two beautiful carved boxes on graves. On the top of the southern grave, which is attributed to the Esther, there is an antique and exquisite box, which is older and the second box, located on the grave of Mordechai, is very much like the first box, and was made about 1920 by Professor Muhammad Javad Bayat Tuyserkani, who was one of the most prominent carvers of his time.

 

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