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Khorassan Razavi Museums, Iran Culture and Art

Astan-e-Qods Razavi Museum, Mashad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran

This museum was inaugurated in the year 1945. The collection of this mausoleum is relative to the Islamic period. The museum of Astan-e-Qods Razavi comprises of three museums that are Markazi, Malek Abad and Ganjineh-ye-Qoran Museums. In this museum an array of valuable and ancient Qoran, ancient books, and archaic samples from the pages of Qorans relative to the early period of Islam are on display. These are mostly in the Kufi script and are written on parchments of deer. Inscriptions in gold which are on display in this museum are in the ‘Thulth’ and ‘Nasta'liq’ scripts written by Ali Reza Abassi in Safavid era.
Mir Emad, Ostad Ahmad Neyrizi and Ostad Kalhor, are present in the museum. Other Materials of interest in this museum are woven textiles which are of great value dating back to the 11-13th centuries AH. and carpets and rugs which belong to the Safavid era.

Ferdowsi Museum, Toos, Khorasan Razavi, Iran

The main building of this museum was built in the year 1968 and was originally a ‘traditional’ restaurant. In the year 1982 this structure with slight changes was renovated into a museum. But in the year 1988 bearing the name of the Toos Museum was converted to the museum of anthropology and archeology. The year 1369 (1990), was named as the "Millennium of Collection of the Shahnameh" by UNESCO. At the same time with presentation of materials belonging to Ferdowsi period, when the Exclusive Museum of Ferdowsi was inaugurated.This museum is affiliated and attached to the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.

Malek Abad Palace Museum, Mashad-Khorasan Razavi-Iran

The Palace of Malak Abad, with an area of 1,387 sq. m. was erected in the years 1354-1355 AH (1975-1976) in the garden of Malek Abad. This was utilized as the residence of the Shah during his trips to Mashad. The museum of this palace displays magnificent portraits, carpets and porcelains.

Nader Tomb Museum, Mashad, Khorasan Razavi-Iran

The construction of this museum had begun in the year 1956 AH and finalized in the year 1961. This was erected on grounds having an area of 1448 sq. m. and was inaugurated in the year 1963. This structure comprises of the Central Library, main hall, sections used for official purposes which are in the surrounding area of the tomb. Samples of implements used in warfare during the period of Nader and a collection of objects relative to millenniums before the birth of Christ are displayed here. This museum is affiliated and attached to the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.

Qoran and Nafayes Treasure Museum, Mashad-Khorasan Razavi-Iran

This museum is located in the south east of the sacred Shrine of His Holiness Imam Reza (AS). This museum was inaugurated in the years 1360-1362 AH (1981-1983). This two storeyed structure was turned into a museum in the year 1985. Each storey of this museum has an area of 400 sq. m. which is fully utilized for exhibit purposes. The first floor displays artistic materials and calligraphy and the second floor displays a part of the Qoran treasury.

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