Dar al-Salam Cemetery, known as the Tomb of Dar al-Salam Shiraz or Wadi al-Salam, is one of the oldest tombs in Iran. Some tombs in the cemetery date back to the first and second centuries.
Tombstones can be considered the first books in the world because they write the history of human life, their bliss and sorrow, their professions and achievements. The type of literature on these stones and unique sculptures are among the oldest historical attraction of Shiraz. Some of the most notable figures are buried in Dar al-Salam cemetery, including individuals who were considered the backbone of the historical-Islamic identity and famous Shirazi scientists from different eras.
On many exquisite tombstones of various historical periods, the engraving of a lone cypress is sometimes seen. Other times, it is accompanied by that of a bird and fruits. The majesty of the stone lions and the way they are placed on the tombstones is very intriguing. The lion statue shows the heroism and chivalry of the deceased or the greatness of the tribe to which they belonged.
Dar al-Salam is a large cemetery where celebrities and religious figures from Zandieh era to Qajar are buried. If you are interested in the values of the past as well as literature and art, this place should definitely be on your bucket list.
Walking on the stones is considered rude.
People pay tribute to their dead by tapping on the stone gently.