Hamedan in Old Persian was called Hegmetana, Ecbatana. It is an ancient city with a population of 473,149 (according to 2006 census). It is 1,850 meters above sea level. Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. It is possible that it was occupied by the Assyrians in 1100 BC; the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, states that Hamedan was established by the Medes and was the capital of the Median Empire around 700 BC. In the Parthian era, Ctesiphon was the capital of the country, and Hamedan was the summer capital and residence of the Parthian rulers. After the Parthian Dynasty, the Sassanid constructed their summer palaces in Hamedan. It then became one of several capital cities of the Achaemenid Dynasty. The city is known for its walnut, rug and pottery industry.
Ganjnameh : The Ganjnameh is a set of cuneiform characters written in three languages (ancient Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian), set into a rock face on Mount Alvand, about 5 kilometers from Hamedan … Read more
Avicenna Mausoleum :In Hamedan the best attraction palce is the tomb of famous Persian philosophers and scholars in the middle age. His name was Ibn-e Sina called Avicenna by the Western world. He memories the Qur’an at age ten… Read more
Alisadr Cave : Alisadr Cave is located among the low hills of Kabudar Ahang, 75 km to the north-west of Hamadan is one of the strangest natural sights and probably the only water cave in Iran. In fact, it is an endless network of caves full of clear water … Read more
Hamedan Stone lion: 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 gate of the city… Read more
Baba Taher Mausoleum: This Tomb was built from 1967-70 in honor of Baba Taher Oryan. “The Naked” is a noted poet who likely lived in the 11th century, though his exact dates of birth and death are unknown… Read more
Alavian Dome : The square building of the Gonbad-e Alavian dates back to the Seljuk period. It was originally built as a mosque by the Alavian family, completed with minarets and a green dome, though it was later transformed into a family mausoleum... Read more