Mofakham building in the city of Bojnourd in Northern Khorassan province is an epitome of ancient province's history, art and culture.
The beautiful historical monument, with its hall made of glass mirror, is one of the province's most famous historical and cultural attractions.
The monument and Sardar Mofakham's mausoleum, situated at Besh-Qardash recreation center, are famous for their unique architecture and for being some of the most complete monuments remaining from the Qajar era.
The monument includes four minarets with Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) name inscribed on each 12 times.
It is made of ceramic tiles in seven different colors and in various motifs, which include flowers and bushes, human and animal figures as well as geometrical forms.
The interior of the building is decorated with mirror and plaster works using various techniques.
The mirror hall of Sardar Mofakham building has been made into a anthropology museum by the city. Some 13 rare manuscripts written in Nastaliq and broken Nastaliq scripts, which are among the most precious calligraphies of Bojnourd, are showcased in the hall.
Also on display in the museum are 226 pieces of historical artifacts and 997 coins ...see more dating back to the Parthian, Sassanid, Safavid and Qajar periods.
The ancient artifacts on display at the mirror hall include various ceramic works, ancient seals, local clothing, weapons and more than 50 photographs of political figures and destroyed monuments of the Qajar era.
According to cultural heritage experts, more than 700 ancient monuments have long been identified in Northern Khorassan province out of which 129 have been registered in the World Heritage list.