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Ganj Nameh is an ancient inscription, 5 km southwest of Hamedan, on the side of Alvand Mountain in Iran.
The inscription, which has been carved in granite, is composed of two sections. One (on the left) ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 BC) and the other (on the right) ordered by Xerxes the Great (485-65 BC). Both sections, which have been carved in three ancient languages of Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Elamite, start with praise of God (Ahura Mazda) and describe the lineage and deeds of the mentioned kings.
The later generations who could not read the Cuneiform alphabets of the ancient Persian assumed that they contained the guide to an uncovered treasury; hence they called it Ganjnameh. The name literally means "treasure epistle", but it has also been called Jangnameh (Persian: جنگنامه‎) whose literal translation is "war epistle".
The translation of the text on the right plate, attributed to Xerxes, is:
"The Great God [is] Ahuramazda, greatest of all the gods, who created the earth and the sky and the people; who made Xerxes king, and outstanding king as outstanding ruler among innumerable rulers; I [am] the great king Xerxes, king of kings, king of lands with numerous ...see more inhabitants, king of this vast kingdom with far-away territories, son of the Achaemenid monarch Darius."
Today two new carved tablets have been placed in the site's parking lot with Persian explanation and its English translation.
Two new carved tablets have been placed in the site’s parking lot with Persian explanation and its English translation.

The waterfall near Ganj-Nameh is at the end of a small valley near the ancient road from Ecbatana to Konkobar and Behistun, about eight kilometers southwest of modern Hamedan.
The valley is lovely, with trees of common ash (which is locally known as “sparrow’s tongue”). Earlier, this must have been a splendid picnic spot along the road, just like today.

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Hamedan's Tourist attractions

Ganjnameh

Ganjnameh

Ganj Nameh is an ancient inscription, 5 km southwest of Hamedan, on the side of Alvand Mountain in Iran. The inscription, which has been carved in granite, is composed of two sections. One (on the left) ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 BC) and the other (on the right) ordered by Xe...

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Avicenna's Tomb

Avicenna's Tom...

The new memorial structure of the tomb of Avecina (Bu Ali Sina), was constructed in the year 1941 right in its former location. The tower is composed of a conical roof held up by twelve tall pillars around an empty central space. From the architectural aspect the dome of the said struct...

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Baba Taher's Tomb

Baba Taher's T...

Baba Tahir is known as one of the most revered and respectable early poets in Iranian literature. His tomb is located near the northern entrance of the city of Hamadan in Western Iran, in a park, surrounded by flowers and winding paths. It was reconstructed in 1970. Inside the tomb ar...

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Hegmataneh Ancient City ( Hill )

Hegmataneh Anc...

Aryans Medians was built in Hegmataneh City (17th century BC) and it was the first capital of the Persian Empire."Hegmatane" or "Hengmatane" which means gathering place in the Old Persian language is a combination of two words "Hong" means "place" and "Matane" means "gathering". This ol...

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Alavian Dome

Alavian Dome

Alavian dome in Alavian garden is near Hamedan`s shrine of Abdoolah. It`s one of the architecture masterpieces after Islam in Hamedan. It was recorded in national monument list on 26th of December on 1931. According to the technical panel building, the dome is one of the monuments belon...

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Hamedan Stone Lion

Hamedan Stone ...

The stone lion of Hamedan is a historical monument in Hamedan, Iran. The stone lion -one part of the 'Lions Gate'- sits on a hill where a Parthian era cemetery is said to have been located. When first built, this statue had a twin counterpart for which they both constituted the old ...

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Qorban tower

Qorban tower

Qorban Tower is one of seventh or eighth century monument. This building is tomb of Shaykh al-Hassan ibn Attar and some of the Seljuk rulers. About the name of this tower there is a famous story which said during the late Safavi rebellion there was a man whose name was" Qorban" make thi...

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Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Tomb of Esther...

The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai is located in Hamadan, Iran. Widely believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country. In 1891 the tomb was described as consisting of an outer and inner ...

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Hamedan's Customs

SarDashi

SarDashi

The necessary materials Sheep meat 500 G Raw potatoes 1-medium Onions 1 Is the number of Green pepper(If you would like) Potatoes and sliced tomatoes for the barbecue Desired seasoning Directions: All materials and wheels together, and give the worker and you have thick greasy pans. The...

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Hamedan's Costume

Hamedan's Cost...

Cover male and female issues, including the importance of ancient Iran and Islam is too much emphasis on it. Cover the ancient history of Iran from the beginning until serious changes are not good, and the coverage is preserved in Iranian culture since ancient times. Clothing that can b...

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Hamedan's Goods And Crops

Sesame Yolk

Sesame Yolk

Sesame Yolk is similar to gruel in appearance. Regarding to this difference it is dark yellow in color, near orange, and also it is thicker than gruel. Somehow it has stretching style. This delicious dessert is consumed when it is totally cold. Some Sesame Yolks which are sold in market...

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Wooden Handicraft

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Making wooden handicrafts was common in Hamadan city from a long time ago. Wooden handicrafts such as ternary and fretwork are so common in this province. Fretwork means woodcarving. Woodcarving was common in Iran from many years ago. The oldest door which has fretwork is preserving in ...

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Angosht Pich

Angosht Pich

Angosht Pich is a sweet souvenir of Hamadan city. Ingredients: Sugar: 1 kilo Egg white: 3 numbers Citric asid:1/8 of tea spoon Water: one knuckle higher than sugar Recipe: Put sugar into a special dish and add water, then put it on the flame. When it starts to get thick, add citric aci...

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