108-year-old Masoudi Monument; Hamedan's major tourism attraction

Tehran, May 28, IRNA –The Masoudi Monument in Iran's Hamedan is a historic home of the Qajar era in Tuyserkan City, is 108 years old and located in the center of the city and is now regarded as Tuyserkan Museum of History and Culture.

Tuyserkan is a city and capital of Tuyserkan County, Hamadan province, Iran. At the 2016 census, its population was 50,455, in 16,291 families.

Tuyserkan is located about 100 km south of Hamadan, western Iran.

The Masoudi Monument is one of the oldest buildings of the Qajar era in Iran's Hamedan Tuyserkan. The date of the creation of this valuable monument is registered on the records that was installed next to the entrance of the Shahneshin of the ground floor is 1283, which dates back to more than 100 years.

The Masoudi House with a total area of ​​1,332 square meters is constructed on 2 floors, and in each floor there is a main room, and there are several sub-rooms on each side, at the end of each of these rooms a storage compartment and a podium are built.

The most important part of this monument is the Shaneshin ( which was a place for important guests and older members of the family). All the ceilings and walls of this room are covered with gypsum plastering, mirror paintings and paints with oil and vegetable paintings.

This monument is a remarkable example of a period in which Iran's culture and architecture are influenced by the deserted lands, and the influence of Western culture and architecture on Iranian architecture is reflected in its surface layer - architectural decoration.

Also, pictures of the ancient kings of Iran (from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh) to the Qajar era, created in a grave manner, are placed on the upper edges of the walls of this room and among the embroidered motifs.

The ancient hills of Baba Kamal, Roudlar, Shahrestaneh, the remains of a Sassanid city in Velashjerd, the Saljuk Dome named after prophet Habakkuk, the Safavid building of Sheikh Ali Khani School and the Qajar period’s covered bazaar, are all indicative of Tuyserkan’s historical background. Tuyserkan is well known for its quality Walnut trees within Iran and the world. Its weather is mild and nice in the summer and cold in the winter, the city is surrendered by Zagros Mountains with great views and landscapes.


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