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The flag of Hamadan is white with logo and green or blue fringe.
Tomislav Šipek, 9 September 2018
The town of Hamadan (554,405 inhabitants in 2016) is located in north-western
Iran. Hamadan is the site of the old town of Ecbatana, capital of the Medes,
summer residence of the Achaemenids and capital of the Parthians.
The emblem features the tower of the mausoleum of Avicenna (980-1037), the father of early modern medicine ("The Book of Healing", "The Canon of Medicine"). A new and large mausoleum was built over Avicenna's tomb in 1952,
together with a library (which contains approximately 8,000 volumes) and a small museum devoted to his works, in the central Bu Ali Square, in Hamadan. The mausoleum is surmounted by a tower inspired to spindle-shaped structure of Mongol towers and contains, besides the actual gravestone of the famous physician, the sarcophagus which originally contained the body of Avicenna. Near the mausoleum a big marble statue of Avicenna can be admired.
The History of Medicine Topographical Database
Ivan Sache, 6 October 2018
image by Tomislav Šipek, 9 September 2018