Ancient Torah & Tomb of Esther
 This carefully preserved torah is kept inside a cave-like tomb believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her foster father Mordecai.  Esther married the Achaemenian King Artaxerxes, and with Mordecai, pleaded for the tolerance and protection of her fellow Jews in exile.
There has been a Jewish community in Hamedan since at least Sassanian times.

From: Iran - Earth, Wind, Water
By:  James Waite & Jamileh Haydari