Rare Footage of Kever of Esther and Mordechai in Persia
A video has cropped up just in time for the celebration of Purim. The video shows the rarely seen tombs of the great Esther and Mordechai.
The grave-site is located in modern-day Hamadan, Iran. As Iran is not a very safe place for any tourist, let alone Jews to travel in, not many are able to make the pilgrimage to the holy tomb.
In Iran, the gravesite of Esther Hamalka and Mordechai is considered the holiest Jewish site in the country.
Iran is the last country that is part of the once great Persian empire. At the time the story of Purim occurred, the king Achashverosh ruled the large kingdom. The story of Purim takes place in Shushan, which is in the modern-day city of Shush in Iran.
Not all historians believe that this grave-site is the grave-site of Esther and Mordechai.
Some place the graveside at the Galilean archaeological site of Kfar Bar’am, close to the kibbutz of the same name, Bar’am, along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. This is according to another tradition first recorded during the Middle Ages that places the graves of Esther and Mordechai there.
There’s no doubt that no matter, that this is a ancient and holy site to visit.