Tomb of Mordechai and Esther

Hamedan, Iran

The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai is located in Hamadan, Iran. Believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country. In 1891 the tomb was described as consisting of an outer and inner chamber surmounted by a dome about 50ft 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>>>

19-May-2011
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Simorgh5555

Nevertheless, the most

by Simorgh5555 on

Nevertheless, the most imortant Jewish shrine in Iran has to be that of the tomb of Daniel in Sus


Simorgh5555

I have read frm various

by Simorgh5555 on

I have read frm various sources that e tomb is not really that of Mordechai d Esther but a Jewish Queen or Princess of the Sassanid period. Some Sassanian kings such as Bahram V had Jewish mothers (which makes him Halachically Jewish) and therefore the authenticity of the tomb is questionable as is the entire Purim story.
Another factor is that the tomb may have been attributed to Esther a part of a ruse to prevent its destruction from Muslims or those hostile to the real person in the tomb. Thia theory is plausible given that the tomb of Cyrus in Pasaargaad had long been called he tomb of the mother of Solomon by Zoroastrians as a trick to prevent Muslim invaders from demolishing e shrine. The reference to the descendent of Abraham was the reason it was spared from certain destruction.


alx1711

Great part of Persian

by alx1711 on

Great part of Persian History, culture & religions. I hope this site remains the same for another 1000's of years.

To a day where all jewish people all over the word including Israel can visit these sites...

 


Khebedin

Persian Jews, the oldest and purest Jews in the world

by Khebedin on

It saddens me to see that we have the best of everything, yet we don't vale and take care of them.

Iranian Jews are amongst the oldest and purest Jews in the world. They are part of Iranian integrity and culture, they are more Iranian ( persian) than may of us who have converted to Islam.

Let us hope that we all help them to keep their tradition and culture and remain in Iran to look after their heritage.


Benyamin

Part of our heritage.

by Benyamin on

Israel is encouraging Iranian Jews to immigrate to Israel!!! They are part of out proud and "kohan" heritage and belong to Iranian mozaic.

 


Immortal Guard

This looks really Persian!

by Immortal Guard on

The building and the furniture look really Persian!

This is like getting a ride in the time machine!

This reminds me of that "Back to the Future" movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMph943tsw

 


ramintork

Thank you for sharing

by ramintork on

But the myth around Esther never adds up!

For one thing who was King Ahasuerus and a 180-day feast or King's order to massacre Jews and then changing his mind but not being ble to retract his order he states that the Jews can defend themselves! It seems like a myth?Was Ahasuerus a Medean King rather than Persian king Xerxes I or was he a later Sassanid King?Have archaeologists investigated the authenticity of those tombs?There is a tomb of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif too, because some Mullah had a dream Ali is buried there! But Ali never set foot that far, dead or alive.


Jahanshah Javid

ziyarat ghabool

by Jahanshah Javid on

this clip took me along as if I was actually there. it's fascinating how this important ancient Jewish shrine survives and is preserved beautifully in our time of religious wars. thank you so much for recording every corner. this will preserve it forever.


mahmoudg

as important as

by mahmoudg on

king solomon's temple and the whaling wall, and one of the world's top 3 important sites to the Jewish community.