Nader Shah Afshar was one of the most powerful Persian rulers in the history of that nation, ruling as Shah of Persia (Iran) from 1736 to 1747 when he was assassinated during a rebellion. He was assassinated in 1740 in Fathabad and his body was buried in a tomb built by him in Mashhad.
A statue of Nader Shah, riding a horse while holding an axe and with 3 soldiers running after him, was erected in his honor on his tomb. This statue, designed by Qolam Hossein Sadiqi and made in Italy, weighs about 74000 kilograms. There is a museum inside the tomb which has a collection of weapons, helmets, shields, and 130 guns belonging to the time of Nader Shah.