• Plan to Revamp, Expand  Ferdowsi Mausoleum

    The tomb of Ferdowsi, the renowned Iranian epic poet, located in the town of Tous near Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, is to be revamped and expanded as per a memorandum of understanding between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and Mashhad Municipality. 
    As a non-profit national program to honor the great poet, the development scheme will be funded by the municipality and carried out under the supervision of ICHHTO. 
    According to Abolfazl Mokarramifar, head of the provincial ICHHTO office, the plan will be implemented across a 6-hectare area in front of the existing monument. 
    “The area is to turn into a memorial tomb-garden for Ferdowsi like the mausoleums of Hafez and Saadi [also literary luminaries] in Shiraz [Fars Province],” he told ILNA. 
    The initial phase of the plan which involves scoping the project has been carried out and the consultancy firm has been selected by ICHHTO. 

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