Varkaneh village

The Varkaneh village is located near the city of Hamadan (region of the same name), on the slopes of the mountain and between stone quarries. The appearance and historic stone setting of this 400-year-old village is unique.

The houses and rooms of the village are made of stone, polished and hammered stone, square or rectangular stones, adobe, bricks and various materials commonly used in construction such as mud mortar and wooden beams. Stone was used in the construction of the foundations of the houses, in the thick walls and also in the courtyards.

The ancient houses of Varkaneh have solid walls to keep the heat. The roofs are flat and covered with wooden beams and straw and clay plaster or bitumen and jute.

The houses were built in a southerly direction, with small, reticulated wooden windows to make the best use of the light and heat of the sun. The alleys of the village are also made of stone and equipped with a sidewalk.

In addition to the unusual architecture, the enchanting nature and the observation of the migration of nomadic peoples, among the other tourist attractions of this village we can mention the Arbabi Mehri Khanom fortress, the horse breeding stables, the mosque and the mausoleum of the 'Imamzadeh Gheyb, in the humble cemetery and without gravestones.

This village is the birthplace of Professor Toufigh Musivand, creator of the world's first artificial heart born in 1940.

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