Mir Razi Al-Din Artimani Mausoleum a well-known safavid poet
Duration Of Visit
0.5 To 1 Hour
Best Seasons To Visit
Artiman Village, Tuyserkan City, Hamedan Province, Iran.
Time To Read: 7 Minutes
Also known as
- Mausoleum of Mir Razi Ad-din Artimani
- Mir Razi Al-din Artimani Tomb
- Mir Razi Al-din Artimani Shrin
Geographical location of Mir Razi Al-Din Artimani Mausoleum
The tomb is located in Artiman Village, 3 kilometers to the northeast of Tuyserkan City, Hamedan Province, Iran. Artiman Village is surrounded by Rivasijan Village on the west, Ashtvar and Serkan Mountains on the north, Tuyserkan Village on the south, and high mountains on the east.
History and culture of Mir Razi Al-Din Artimani Mausoleum
To know the history of this Mausoleum, it is better to take look at this prominent poet’s life:
Mir Razi al-Din was born in 1570 and lived in Artiman. Then as a young man, went to Hamedan to study religion. In the year 1592 AD, he traveled to Isfahan, home of poetry and literature masters at the time, and gained a high position in the court of Shah Abbas Safavid. He later married Shah Abbas’s daughter. After many years, he finally returned to his hometown. Mir Razi al-Din departed this life in 1627. His tomb building is located on top of this hill. One of his most important works is “Saqinameh” and “Sogandnameh”.
His previous tomb was destroyed over time. In 1975, some Persian architects started to reconstruct the building under the National Monuments (Cultural Heritage) supervision, which took two years of work to complete.
Architecture of Mir Razi Al-Din Artimani Mausoleum
This structure consists of four arched entrance doors with exquisite tiles on top of them. The facade is built of brick and has an opening with a high arch. Behind these arches is a building with a tiled entrance. The building is square in shape and on the outside, there are three rooms that are repeated on four sides. The dimension of the building is 10 by 10 meters and with a height of 6 meters. The exterior part of the building attracts attention on all 4 sides in the form of 3 arched openings with a simple brick texture, and in the vicinity of each of the walls, 4 brick walls in the shape of a column are built. These columnar walls are connected at the top by a gable-shaped brick arch. You can see three narrow and beautiful arches on each side with a harmonious composition that has given a mystical effect to the structure. In addition, the inner part of the tomb has simple, yet spectacular brick decorations, in the middle of which is the tomb of Mir Razi al-Din with a metal tablet containing his biography. The tomb is about 40 cm high in a square frame.
This building is designed by Mohammad Reza Jodet and architected by Haj Hadi Kahzadi. This building has been registered in the list of national monuments of the country and ever since it is protected under the supervision of the Cultural Heritage Organization.
Tips and ideas
This marvelous building with special architecture is a remarkable memorial for a great Tuyserkan poet who shines like a gem in the heart of Artiman.
After visiting this mausoleum, you can travel to the beautiful city of Tuyserkan and enjoy the sights of this city, including Tuyserkan Museum of History and Culture, Kamarbasteh amusement park, caravanserai and historical bridge of Shah Abbas Safavid, Ardalan castle, and Khan Gormaz mountainous area. Also, do not miss the 2000-year-old plane tree of Baghvar Mosque and the traditional Tuyserkan Bazaar.
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