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    Harroniye

    by donya.amini Updated Dec 19, 2010

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    Near Ferdowsi tomb , around 500 meters you can find a old build , it name is Harooniye, Exactly we dont know Harooniye used for what ? somebody said it was a prison and another said it was a place for a poet , his name was Emam Mohammad Ghaz'zali.

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    Ferdowsi Tomb

    by donya.amini Updated Dec 19, 2010

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    Ferdowsi is one if the biggest Iranians poet, you can not find a person dont like or love Ferdowsi.
    Ferdowsi tomb is near Mashhad ( Toos ).
    Ferdowsi wrote only one book, but it is a master piece, it name is Shahname. Frdowsi spend more than 30 years for composed Shahname.
    Shahname have a epic story about Iranians braves .

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    Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum

    by Behi Updated Sep 12, 2008

    This museum was inaugurated in the year 1945.
    The collection of Museum is relative to the Islamic period.
    The meusem located in 4story building in Imam Reza Shrine are & include:

    The Museum of Coins and Medals
    The Museum of Inscriptions & antique objects of Imam Reza Shrine
    The Museum of Stamps and Banknotes
    The Museum of pottery and glassware.
    The Museum of Astronomical Tools and Clocks
    The Museum of fine arts
    The Museum of Shellfishes and Mollusks

    It’s open 8am to 6pm.
    Admission is IR5,000 (86/2007)

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    Mausoleum of Nader Shah (2)

    by Behi Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    Mausoleum of Nader Shah
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    Nader's body, after his assassination in Fath-abad (Qouchan), 1740, was buried in a tomb, build by himself, in Meshed. That tomb, in political tensions after Nader and passing of time, was destroyed.
    In 1876, Qavamossaltaneh, governor of Khorasan, founded a new building on the tomb, which was heading to ruin soon after.

    In 1957, structure of current building, which was designed by eng. Houshang Seihon whom is architect of Mausoleum of Ferdosi, Kamal ol-Molk, Khayyam &..., started and finished in 1962. It was opened on April 1963.

    This structure with inspiration from Nader's aggressive manner and his gypsy way of life, is constructed from rough and uneven rocks on a platform similar to a gypsy tent.

    Bust of Nader in Marble & Huge Burnt Cast Bronze statue is work of Abolhasan Sedighi.

    It also includes a very interesting museum which displays antique guns, swords and other military equipment mostly from Nader Shah time (1700s).

    a small library located in west of Mausoleum.

    "Colonel Mohammad Taqi Khan Pessian" is buried on a corner of this site.

    Museum was under repair & closed to public in 86/2007.
    Admission is IR2,000 (86/2007)

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    Hamam-e Shah

    by Behi Updated Sep 12, 2008

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    Mehdi Gholi Beig(ex.Shah) Bath
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    Mehdi Gholi Beig(ex.Shah) Bath, anthropology museum.
    The bath was constructed during Shah Abbas I of Safavid dynasty this bath is one of the greatest & old remained bath in Iran & good example for architecture of Iranian Bath.
    The walls covered by 13 layers painting, the Last one did during Qajar era.

    now it's anthropology museum.

    Admission is IR3,000 (86/2007)

    http://www.aqm.ir/news/news_detail.asp?id=531

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    Water Museum

    by omidamini Updated May 24, 2008

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    This museum had been inaugurated in 1378 A.H.S. . This museum gives compelete information about Dams, underground water tank, water sources and developing water industry . In this museum some old and contemporary instruments which are related to the water had been displayed. Also, there is a library in this museum.

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    Museum of Shellfishes and Mollusks

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    This gallery was inaugurated in 1378 A.H.S., in fist floor of central museum.
    Mohammad Saeed Foad vahbe ( from Syria ) the dedicated 1282 pieces of shells and snails in 1364 A.H.S. These days 450 of pieces of them had been displayed in this museum.

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    The Carpet Gallery

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    It was inaugurated in 1998 and contains carpets and rugs of exquisite work in silk, braid, wool, soft wool and embossed designs from 500 years ago up to the present time.
    Here are also curtains with braid and needle work from the Qajar period.

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    Naderi Museum

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    This museum in 1342 A.H.S., beside the nadirs tomb had been built. In includes two halls.
    In the first one different kinds of armor from The Afsharids periods, painting tableau from Nadir and war scene, some hand written traces like "Tarikh Gahangoshai-e Naderi" and two swords those are belong to nadir had been displayed.
    The second hall in 1373 A.H.S., Added to the first one. It contains different coins, vessels and other objects those are granted to Nadir Shah from The Safavid dynasty.

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    The Coin and Medals Gallery

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    Coin and Medals gallery contains precious collections which have been presented by different people during the history, and their number exceed to 400. The existing coins include 308 numbers and their dates are from fourth century (L.C.) up to the Safavid period.
    Among them, the medals belong to many scientific and cultural figures and Iranian world wrestler, Gholam Reza Takhti, can be seen, as well. Some of the coins in gallery are follows: The most important silver coins of Imam Reza ( A.S.)
    The crown prince ( 817-818 )
    The coins of Alexander the Great.

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    The History of Mashhad Gallery

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    It was inaugurated in November 1937 and was transferred to the present location in 1977. It contains the history of Mashhad; some of the important objects which deserve to be mentioned are as folloows:
    The oldest tomb stone of sacred grave of Imam Reza ( A.S.)
    A Huge water through fating back to the Kharazmshahian period (c.1200 A.D.)
    A mehrab made with faience titles.

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    The Museum of Armaments

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    This museum is located in the second floor of the central building. Different kinds of Armors like: sword, bow and arrow, javelin, dagger, battle-ax, chain mail, shield and helmets and been displayed. Also, some other armor like : pistols and diffrent kinds of guns like two-barreled gun had been showed.

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    Museum of procelain, earthenware and crystalline

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    This gallery was inaugurated in the second floor of the central building in 1378 A.H.S. . 146 Numbers of earth ware , chinaware, Crystalline, white chinaware, green and white five colors chinaware, vessels with different colors that belong to the 8th and 13th century.

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    Visual Arts Gallery

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    Painting, drawing treasure was inauguarated in first floor of the central building in 1378 A.H.S. . Between old kinds of this painting 30 tableau from the most famous Iranian artists like Kamal - ol - molk, Mahmood farshchian , Abbas Katoozian , had been displayed . Of course, between all this traces "Venice city" is a unique one that belongs to the European artist William James.

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    The Stampand Bank - Note Gallery

    by omidamini Written May 21, 2008

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    It was inaugurated in 1990. Stamp and bank-note have been considered .
    As a widespread negotiable document for the last two centuries, variety of shaps, sizes and designs on each one indicates the special manifestation of life and culture of countries where they are printed. At present, out of thousands of Iranian and foreign stamps, including the first Iranian stamps printed at Paris in 1868 A.D., 1200 are displayed.

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