“Farid-ad-Din Abu Hamed Mohammad Attar Neishabouri” (better known as Attar of Neyshabur or Attar Neyshaburi) (Born in 1146) on of the most known Mystics, Sufis and Poets of Iran. His poems have undoubtedly affected the poems of later poets. Attar Neyshaburi’s most famous book is The Conference of the Birds or Speech of the Birds. Nevertheless, in Sufism, he is known as one of the biggest Sufis of Iran. After the Raid of Mongols to Iran in 1221, he was killed in his hometown. He had many poems which most of which were burnt by the Mongols. Nowadays we can only access some limited books of Attar Neyshaburi.
Attar was buried in Neyshabur; Attar Tomb was built in Timurid Era after his death and was repaired and rebuilt many times after that. His tomb is an octagonal building that has a ceiling with mosaics and 4 entrances. Nevertheless, the tomb of Parviz Meshkatian (who was one of the greatest composers and players of Setar and dulcimer), who was also from Neyshabur is beside Attar Tomb.
Attar Tomb is located in the south of Neyshabur and inside the Park of Attar. Khayyam Tomb and Kamal-ol-molk Tomb are in the vicinity of this building.