Hamadan is home to many poets and cultural celebrities as well as one of Iran silk Road cities. It is also said to be among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Hamadan has always been well known for its amazing handicrafts like carpet, leather and ceramic. The Cultural Heritage Organization Iran lists 207 sites of historical and cultural significance in the city of Hamadan alone. A tomb believed by some to hold the remains of the biblical Esther and her cousin Mordechai is located in Hamadan. The scientist and writer known in the west as Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina) is buried in Hamadan. The 11th-century Iranian poet Baba Taher is also interred in Hamadan. This city is also the birthplace of Badi’ al-Zaman al-Hamadani, author of the Maqamat. You need one long day tour to visit its main attractions as: Ali Sadr Cave, Ibn-e Sina (Avicenna) Tomb, Gonbade Alavian, Hamadan Stone Lion, Nazari House and Excavated Ancient Ecbatana City.
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