The 11th-century Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam was raised in the town of Nishabour in present-day northern Iran. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology. However, Khayyám is perhaps best known for his epic work of poetry – The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The verses translated by FitzGerald and others reveal a man of deep thought, troubled by the questions of the nature of reality and the eternal, the impermanence and uncertainty of life, and man’s relationship to God. Iranian believe that Poets influence individuals in particular and the society in general. Based on this belief, every year on 18th May, a commemoration is held to venerate Khayyam as the honored personage of Persian poetry. You can explore the tomb of one of the most prominent representatives of the Persian literature, Khayyam, by joining Uppersia Neishabour day tour.
|Khayyam Tomb, Nishabour, Iran|
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