A sculpture of a Persian jug on display at the path leading to the Tomb of Ferdowsi

A sculpture of a Persian jug on display at the path leading to the Tomb of Ferdowsi

A view of the Tomb of Ferdowsi, when approaching from the front

A view of the Tomb of Ferdowsi, when approaching from the front

Ferdowsi's full name is Hakim Abu Qasim Ferdowsi al-Tusi - he was born in a village called Paj, close to city of Tus in 940

Ferdowsi's full name is Hakim Abu Qasim Ferdowsi al-Tusi - he was born in a village called Paj, close to city of Tus in 940

This Iranian poet is known for his famous book Shahnameh (Book of the Kings)

This Iranian poet is known for his famous book Shahnameh (Book of the Kings)

Shahnameh has 60,000 verses in which Ferdowsi has protrayed the history of ancient Persia and often it is based on myths but nevertheless it is still an epic story

Shahnameh has 60,000 verses in which Ferdowsi has protrayed the history of ancient Persia and often it is based on myths but nevertheless it is still an epic story

Ferdowsi died in 1020 in Tus after a heart attack - he spent his last years in wandering most of the times running away from Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni

Ferdowsi died in 1020 in Tus after a heart attack - he spent his last years in wandering most of the times running away from Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni

Mahmud had promised him a gold coin for each of his verse when Ferdowsi's book was completed, Sultan sent him 60,000 gold coins

Mahmud had promised him a gold coin for each of his verse when Ferdowsi's book was completed, Sultan sent him 60,000 gold coins

But those coins were changed with the silver by the courtier and this led to a problem between Ferdowsi and Mahmud Ghazni

But those coins were changed with the silver by the courtier and this led to a problem between Ferdowsi and Mahmud Ghazni

When Mahmud realised what had happened to his original gold coins he sent the coins again but the minute messenger arrived at Tus, the funeral of Ferdowsi was being prepared

When Mahmud realised what had happened to his original gold coins he sent the coins again but the minute messenger arrived at Tus, the funeral of Ferdowsi was being prepared

Ferdowsi's tomb is made of white marble and it was built in 1930s

Ferdowsi's tomb is made of white marble and it was built in 1930s

The style of construction resemble to that of Achaemenid architecture

The style of construction resemble to that of Achaemenid architecture

This photo shows the Faravahar on the facade of the tomb

This photo shows the Faravahar on the facade of the tomb

A statue of Ferdowsi close to his tomb

A statue of Ferdowsi close to his tomb

Stairs leading to the grave of Ferdowsi are adorned with the different scenes from the past

Stairs leading to the grave of Ferdowsi are adorned with the different scenes from the past

This relief depicts a battle between the Persians and the Taranis

This relief depicts a battle between the Persians and the Taranis

A scene showing Rostam killing his own son Sohrab - this is created from a story in Shahnameh

A scene showing Rostam killing his own son Sohrab - this is created from a story in Shahnameh

This stone relief on the wall of the staircase shows Darius the Great sitting on a throne

This stone relief on the wall of the staircase shows Darius the Great sitting on a throne

A Sassanid king is seen here with his advisors

A Sassanid king is seen here with his advisors

An Indian king on elephants comes to Iran to pay his respects to the king of Iran

An Indian king on elephants comes to Iran to pay his respects to the king of Iran

Interior of the tomb of Ferdowsi - it is a large tomb covered with marble

Interior of the tomb of Ferdowsi - it is a large tomb covered with marble

Looking into the rectangular ceiling of the tomb

Looking into the rectangular ceiling of the tomb

The Tomb of Ferdowsi was designed by Hossein Lurzadeh and 1930s some of the Iranians were active to revive the Achaemenid architecture

The Tomb of Ferdowsi was designed by Hossein Lurzadeh and 1930s some of the Iranians were active to revive the Achaemenid architecture

A beautiful chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the tomb

A beautiful chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the tomb

Grave of Ferdowsi has pink marble on the sides and it has a glass cover at the top

Grave of Ferdowsi has pink marble on the sides and it has a glass cover at the top

Persian language is engraved at the face of the grave which sheds some light on Ferdowsi

Persian language is engraved at the face of the grave which sheds some light on Ferdowsi

Lights on the walls of the tomb are covered with glass so the intensity of the lights can be controlled

Lights on the walls of the tomb are covered with glass so the intensity of the lights can be controlled

On the walls of the Frdowsi's tomb, there are depictions of various creatures and battle scenes from his book

On the walls of the Frdowsi's tomb, there are depictions of various creatures and battle scenes from his book

Here Simurgh ( a mythical flying bird) is holding a child within it's wings

Here Simurgh ( a mythical flying bird) is holding a child within it's wings

This one depicts a hero fighting with a lion

This one depicts a hero fighting with a lion

Rostam is fighting with a dragon and he has just lobbed his lance in dragon's head to kill him

Rostam is fighting with a dragon and he has just lobbed his lance in dragon's head to kill him

A witch is having some issues with Rostam and he is not giving her a chance

A witch is having some issues with Rostam and he is not giving her a chance

Rostam fighting with a white ginie (it is called dewe in Farsi)

Rostam fighting with a white ginie (it is called dewe in Farsi)

Here Simurgh is seen talking to Rostam after his deafeat against Esfandiyar

Here Simurgh is seen talking to Rostam after his deafeat against Esfandiyar

Here Rostam is depicted by beside a tree where he is finding out the scret how to kill Esfandiyar

Here Rostam is depicted by beside a tree where he is finding out the scret how to kill Esfandiyar

This scene shows the death of Esfandiyar by a special double headed-arrow fired by Rostam

This scene shows the death of Esfandiyar by a special double headed-arrow fired by Rostam

There were more battle scnes depicted at the walls of of the Tomb of Ferdowsi

There were more battle scnes depicted at the walls of of the Tomb of Ferdowsi

A museum was located across the tomb of Ferdowsi where this depiction of a king's throne being carried away by the dewes (ginies)

A museum was located across the tomb of Ferdowsi where this depiction of a king's throne being carried away by the dewes (ginies)

A security guard came over to me and said something in Persian which I didn't understand

A security guard came over to me and said something in Persian which I didn't understand

After much confusion, I found out that photos in the museum with a camera were prohibited but allowed with a mobile phone

After much confusion, I found out that photos in the museum with a camera were prohibited but allowed with a mobile phone

So I made my way out of the complex and saw these two school children passing close to the tomb of Ferdowsi

So I made my way out of the complex and saw these two school children passing close to the tomb of Ferdowsi