Picture of the Month

February 2013

Poster of King Xerxes and Queen Esther (available in many book shops in Iran)

Although Esther was not recorded in Iran’s official history, people seem to recognize her existence. The queen holds some water lilies in her hand, a common practice of noble women at the time. There is a mausoleum in the city of Hamadan, Iran which is the traditional tomb for Esther and her uncle Mordecai.