The Sword of Iran; Nader Shah Afshar

Here in this mausoleum in Mashhad lie the most fearsome warrior and the most accomplished military commander Iran has produced in its modern history; Nader Shah Afshar (1688 -1747). The mausoleum is surmounted by an impressive equestrian statue, depicting the great general holding an ax, the work of renowned Iranian sculptor Abolhassan.

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