Tomb of Noah

Tomb of Noah (Nuh) refers to a building that is regarded as the burial of Noah. There are several locations contested as the burials of Nuh (Noah).


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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.

circa 10 BCE

The mausoleum of Noah in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, restored in 2006. 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

The purported Tomb of Noah in Jordan.

circa 10 BCE

According to tradition by al-Mukaddasi, this tomb 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.

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 Adam and Noah. The tradition is not archaeologically substantiated, but is related to Ja'far as-Sādiq.

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