Tomb of Esther and Mordecai


The Tomb of Esther and Mordecai (Hebrew: קבר אסתר ומרדכי) is a Jewish tomb located in the center of Hamedan, at the beginning of Dr. Shariati Street.

According to Iranian Jewish tradition, this tomb is the burial place of Esther and Mordecai. This tradition is not supported by Jews outside of Iran and did not appear in any of the Babylonian or Jerusalem Talmuds.

The first Jewish source on these tombs is Benjamin Tatili, who visited Hamedan in 1067 AD. According to him, 50,000 Jews lived in Hamedan, where Esther and Mordecai were buried in front of a synagogue.

This tomb is one of the most important Jewish shrines in Iran and around the world.

The existence of this shrine was an important factor in the formation and maintenance of the presence of the Jewish community in Hamedan. The Tomb of Queen Suzan, which is the Jewish quarter of Hamadan, is known as the Tomb of Esther.