"The Tomb of Imam Reza's Holy Shrine"
"Imam Reza's Holy Shrin"
"The Mausoleum of Khaje Rabi"
The Mausoleum of Khaje Rabi, who was one of the Prophet's companions. At the end of a long
alley of plane-trees, an elegant octogonal building with four porches overlooked by a
large cupola decorated with a string course of calligraphy.
"Nader Shah, the last great conqueror"
Nader Shah, is an enigmatic figure in Iranian history. Although he restored national independence
and effectively protected Iran's territorial integrity at a dark moment of the country's history,
his obsessive suspicions and jealousies plunged Iran into political turmoil, and after his
assassination in 1747 the Afshar dynasty he established proved short-lived. A Sunni by
upbringing, he was nevertheless a great benefactor of the Shrine of the Imam Reza in
Mashhad, which he made his capital.
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