Hafez is the 14th century poet of Iran who was born, lived and died in Shiraz when Iran was ruled by Ilkhanid era. He is one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets, and his influence can be felt to this day. As the author of numerous Qazals expressing love, spirituality, and protest, he and his work continue to be important to Iranians, and many of his poems are used as proverbs or sayings.
Under Karim khan-e-Zand, a mausoleum was built in 18th century to honor of Hafez at his burial place with eight pillars supporting a roof made of copper. The ceiling is decorated with mosaic works that shines in lively colors. On several facades are engraved ghazels and other excerpts from Hafez’s poetry.