Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Hamadan

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  • Not too lofty, surrounded by a solid fence is The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai. It's nice to get there in a quiet time to think about the old days in which life was much slower, and yet it was as...  more »
  • esther was queen of the Persian kings. The beautiful star, Queen and her cute uncle, Mordecai, is the highest man in the court.Jews gathered together as "Purem" and pray for fasting and chanting on...  more »
  • Amazing place. It is the second holy place for Jewish people. I was amazed by the culture and history in this place. It is a must-see for all. There was an Iranian old man there who was the gatekeeper and guide. He did not have good attitude toward Iranian visitors but he was super nice to foreigners. He could speak French and Hebrew. There are strict rules for non-Jewish Iranians. You cannot visit this place without your family. I mean if you are single and you want to visit this place with your friends, they wont let you in. This is "a family place", the old man said. There is nothing as buying ticket but you have to pay something as contribution to this place. The old man will tell you how much you should pay. He had very bad attitude toward us but if you are a foreigner here he will be super nice to you. If you are fond of culture, specially Jewish culture, you will enjoy it.
  • The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai (Persian: بقعه استر و مردخای‎, Hebrew: קבר אסתר ומרדכי) is located in Hamadan, Iran. Believed by some to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her cousin. Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country. Description In 1891, the tomb was described as consisting of an outer and inner chamber surmounted by a dome about 50 feet (15 m) high. The dome had been covered with blue tiles, but most of them had fallen away. A few tombs of worthy Jewish individuals were located within the outer chamber. According to Stuart Brown, the site is more probably the sepulcher of Shushandukht, the Jewish consort of the Sasanian king Yazdegerd I (399–420 A.D.)
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