The tomb of Yagub Leis Saffari

August 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Yagub LeisJacob Leis Tomb Yaqub Leis Saffari (840-June 5, 879) was the founder of the Saffarid dynasty in Sistan, with its capital at Zaranj (a city now in south-western Afghanistan). He ruled territories that are now in Iran and Afghanistan, as well as portions of West Pakistan. In Iranian folklore, Yaqub is regarded as Robin Hood because according to legend he stole from the wealthy and helped the poor.


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