Daniel shrine

The Tomb of Daniel is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel. He was one of the prophets of Israel (7th century BC). Daniel in Hebrew means “God is my judge”. In the year 606 BC, he was captured to court “Nebuchadnezzar” king of Babylon.
The first event that can be considered as the influence of the prophet Daniel was interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It claims to be a prophet and the king paid attention to him. He moved to Iran with a group of Jewish people and lived in Susa and died there. The reputed tomb of Daniel the Prophet, real or supposed, is situated on the east bank of Sha’ur River. Tomb of Daniel in 1871 was built by order of Jafar Shushtari after devastating floods which destroyed the previous building. The shrine building is a large structure with early Persian and Islamic influences. The walls and entrances are reflective of the common styles of mosques in Iran, with extensive blue tile work and high pointed archways. The building is crowned with a strange cone-shaped dome which clearly hearkens back to pre-Islamic days.

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