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Hafezie (Tomb of Hafez)

The celebrated Hafez was born in Shiraz in 1326 A.D. in Shiraz.
He is said to have known all the Koran by heart, hence earning the nick-name of Hafez (Memorizer).
With Ferdowsi he ranks as the most popular and best known poet in Iran. His collection (divan) consists of 693 poems, of which 573 are odes.
There are many who consider this modest work as the greate masterpiece of Persian Literature.
His tomb in Shiraz is visited by so many admirers that it may be regarded as a shrine.
Hafez spent most of his life in Shiraz and was buried in the Mosalla garden on the banks of the Roknabad stream, which he often celebrated in his poems.
His mausoleum becomes a forum for musicians and poets. Have known all the Koran by heart, hence earning the nickname of Hafez (Memorizer). With Ferdowsi he ranks as the most popular and best known poet in Iran.
His collection (Divan) consists of 693 poems, of which 573 are odes. There are many who consider this most work as the greatest masterpiece of Persian literature. So many admirers that it may be regarded as a shrine visit his tomb in Shiraz. Goethe, the great German poet was one of admirers that have flocked around his poetry, pondering on its meanings.

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Hafezie
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