Saadi, the Great Iranian Poet and Scholar
Saadi, known as Sheikh Saadi or Sheikh-e-Shiraz is one of the greatest poets and scholars of Iran. He has created too many masterpieces in different kinds of Persian poems such as Ghazal, Qasida and Ruba’i. Koliat-e-Saadi is the collection of his valuable literature works he has written during his life.
Tomb of Saadi
Saadie is a place in which Saadi used to live and has buried. His tombstone is in the middle of the octagonal building. The current structure of Sadie is adapted from Chehel Sotoun Palace. There is a porch with long foursquare tiling decorated columns in front of the monument and a turquoise tiled dome is located above the monument it. Its designing plan was finished in 1330 (1951). Mohsen Foroughi in partnership with Ali Akbar Sadeq has designed the Tomb scheme with inspiration from Iranian traditional architectural elements.
In 1152 (1773) a royal mansion made of brick and stucco was built over the Tomb of Saadi with the order of Karim Khan Zand. The building has two floors. The bottom floor has a hallway where the staircase of the second floor starts from.
This pool is located on the left part of the tomb. It has got an octagonal shape and is connected with 28 stairs to the floor of the tomb. The Saljoughi style of pool tiling was designed by Tirandaz
in 1372 (1993). There is an octagonal skylight above the fish pond and two quadrilateral skylights on the sides. It is a tradition in Shiraz that people wash in the pool especially in Chahar shanbe souri night because they thought it’s a holy one.
On the seven sides of the building, seven inscriptions are placed in which some parts of Saadi’s different books are written.
Where is it located?
It has got place at the end of Boustan Street and near Delgosha garden. Delgosha garden is located on a hillside in the North East of Shiraz.