Tous, Iran

Tous, Iran

Toos (توس or طوس in Persian) also known as Tous or Tus, is an ancient city in the Iranian province of Razavi Khorasan.

On his way to solve the unrest in Khorasan in 808 ,the Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid fell ill and died in Tus

The city was almost entirely destroyed by Genghis Khan's Mongol conquest in 1220.

Some notable figures in the history of Iran who were born in Toos include: Geber, Ferdowsi, Asadi Tusi, Nizam al-Mulk, Al-Ghazali, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and the prominent Shia Twelver scholar Abu Ja'far al-Tusi.

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