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Hamdollah Mostofi (1281–1349) was a Persian historian, geographer and epic poet through whose works we know that the people of Tabriz spoke Pahlavi Persian before the Mongol invasion. His tomb in Qazvin is an Ilkhanid (1256–1335) structure with a turquoise conical dome and a square base 40 meters wide. The dome was originally made of brick and later replaced by tiles. There is a Nastaleeq inscription circling the dome, which recounts the life of Hamdollah Mostofi. The structure went under major renovation in 1940. The structure is a National Heritage Site.

Hamdollah Mostofi Mausoleum

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    District 1, Qazvin, Hamdollah Mostofi St