Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:33AM
This file photo shows an old wonder box (perspective box) in Iran.
This file photo shows an old wonder box (perspective box) in Iran.
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The wonder box or perspective box was introduced to Iran in the late 18th century by Mozzafar Eddin shah. He was attending an international exhibition in France when he first saw the wonder box. The apparatus was a golden source of entertainment. In today’s Tehran, not only do they still exist, but they are also being hand-made in certain areas of the city.

In another feature, we will be telling you about a people who are fond of knowledge. Iran’s third modern school was opened in this city. Over 30 well-known Iranian scientists come from the city of Birjand. The city itself has a very unique architecture, which includes structures called “Kolah-Farangi,” wind towers (used for ventilation) designed to allow light inside the buildings.

Fayazbakhsh Rehabilitation Center has been running for almost 50 years. It was established by Abdollah Honari, who himself became handicapped after a car accident. The center is mainly supported by donations received from people around the country and also some foreigners. There are about 500 patients, who live permanently at this center with different levels of disability and in different ages.

The garden of Pahlavanpour is a beautiful garden located in Yazd Province. The UNESCO World Heritage Site List includes nine gardens in Iran and the Pahlavanpour is one of the glorious ones.