Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kum, a walled city of Persia, on the road between Ispahan and Teheran, S. of the Kuru Kuh range, and 85 miles S. of Teheran. It is one of the most sacred cities of Persia, containing the tomb of Fatima, sister of the great Imaum Riza, and being consequently visited by crowds of pilgrims. The desire of the faithful to be buried there has transformed the town and neighbourhood into a huge cemetery.