The mausoleum of Rudaki

The mausoleum was constructed in 1958 in honor of the founder of classic Tajik poetry, a famous poet by the name of Abu-Abdullo Rudaki. This paradox was due to ambiguous facts surrounding Rudaki’s biography that left his tomb undiscovered. Some of his life’s facts well-known to the public are that Rudaki lived from the end of the  9th century and the beginning of 10th century under the reign of the Samanids’ Dynasty. It is also known that Rudaki passed away in 941 A.D. in his native village Panjrud while spending his last days in poverty. According to some written ancient testimonials, Rudaki was blind when he passed away.

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