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Tomb of Noah

Tomb of Noah (Nuh) refers to a building that is regarded as the burial of prophet Noah. There are several locations contested as the burials of prophet Nuh, at least five such sites are known to exist.


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circa 10 BCE

The Tomb of Noah in Cizre, Turkey. It is situated in the courtyard of Nebi Nuh Mosque. To the east is Cudi Dağ, identified as Mt. Ararat in some traditions. The tradition from Cizre claims that it was the original burial place of Noah and his family. However, the tradition can not be confirmed.

circa 10 BCE

According to Armenian tradition, Noah's Tomb (Nuh peyğəmbər türbəsi) is located in the town of Nakhchivan. The 19th century Russian and European sources such as the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary and John Foster Fraser noted that the local Armenians considered it a holy place. The tomb consists of remains of the lower storey of a former temple, with a ladder leading to a burial vault. The chamber contains a stone column which is rumoured to contain relics of Noah. Architecture of the construction is dated from the 8th century CE.

circa 10 BCE

Noah's tomb, 'the tomb of the honored old navigator' is on the outskirts of a new town called Kerak. It is located in the west of the city of Karak in the south of Jordan, and it is a small-sized building (57 square meters) of stone and clay in green color topped by a dome in the middle of the city's Karak cemetery, which was named "Noah's Tomb", and the construction date back to the Mamluk era, which was destroyed more than once It was completely restored last time by the Ottoman Empire in the year 1920. This shrine is not a shrine, as scholars of history confirm that he did not reside in that region, but they confirm its passage there.

circa 10 BCE

According to tradition by al-Mukaddasi, the tomb in Karak Nuh, existed since the tenth century. The stone tomb measures around 31.9m long, 2.7 m wide and 0.98 m high and is covered in a raggedy green cloth. According to Sir Richard Burton the size of the monument possibly derives from tales of ancient giants, but is more realistically suggested to be a section of an ancient aqueduct that has been converted to serve as a shrine. There is also a courtyard outside the building with a prayer niche.

circa 10 BCE

According to Shi'a tradition, buried next to Ali within the mosque of Imam Ali in Najaf Iraq, are the remains of prophets Adam and Noah. The tradition is not archaeologically substantiated, but is related to Ja'far as-Sādiq.

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