Tus is a city in northeastern Iran identified as a pre-Islamic settlement. The city was destroyed in the thirteenth century, and is today best known for one of its
most famous residents, the poet Ferdowsi, whose tomb was rebuilt in the 1930s. The layout of the modern monument was based on and executed after design drafts and drawings
by Herzfeld and Andre Godard. The squeezes are from the Haruniya Mausoleum and gravestones.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will be open during standard operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., during Inauguration weekend, January 20 through 22, 2017.
We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.