Name: Saadi Tomb Location: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran Architect: Mohsen Foroughi [→] Date: 1950s Type: Tomb and Mausoleum
Saadi Shirazi (about 1207-1291) was a major Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition, earning him the nickname "Master of Speech" or simply "Master" among Persian scholars. He has been quoted in the Western traditions as well. The book named "Bustan" (The Orchard) is considered one of the 100 greatest books of all time according to The Guardian.
The Tomb of Saadi commonly known as Saadie, is located in Shiraz. The building was built between 1950 and 1952 to a design by the architect Mohsen Foroughi and is inspired by the Chehel Sotoun1 with a fusion of old and new architectural elements. Around the tomb on the walls are seven verses of Saadi’s poems.
P.S 1- Chehel Sotoun (means Forty Columns) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran.
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