A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KHANAKHARAB MAGHBAREH (MAUSOLEUM)
The Khanakharab Family Maghbareh is one of few buildings from the old Kermanshah cemetery that still stands. The main cemetery gave way many years ago to streets, shops and buildings.
During their lives, Mirza Ali Khan Sartip Khanakharab and his six brothers; Nosratollah Khan, Vagiollah Khan, Haji Agha Khan, Masoud Khan, Heshmatollah Khan, Amanollah Khan, sacrificed and devoted much to the city of Kermanshah. They fought the invading army during the Mashroota War to keep the city and the nation free. In honor of their heroic actions, the city of Kermanshah allowed the Maghbareh to remain. The idea was that one day, the Maghbareh might become a historical site.
THE FUTURE OF THE KHANAKHARAB Maghbareh
Many years have passed. A local shopkeeper was overseeing the building and would open the Maghbareh for visiting family members. Eventually, the shopkeeper started using the Maghbareh as a fruit stand until June 2008.
Because of the age of the building, lack of regular maintenance and lack of family oversight, the Maghbareh came to what we see in the 2008 photo posted on this website.
The original marble wall tiles and marble murals are no longer there. The exterior and interior are rapidly deteriorating and are in need of restoration and annual maintenance.
The Historical Society of Kermanshah ( Mirase Farhanghi ) has indicated that they would like to preserve the building as a Historical Kermanshah Site.
They have surveyed the Maghbareh, photographed it, and prepared long term plans for its restoration. The Society stated they will cover the cost of repairs. How soon this will happen, will depend on their budget and priorities.
In June 2008, after 49 years away from Iran, Amir Mansour Pishdad Khanakharab came back to Kermanshah. With the help of other family members and their presence at the historical society office, the Maghbareh and set of keys to the new lock was officially turned over giving full control of it to the Historical Society of Kermanshah. We believe, the shopkeeper has been allowed to continue his operating his fruit stand there, but is now under the supervision of the Historical Society.
In order to expedite the restoration, and at the urging of the Historical Society, some family members have donated some monies toward the cost of restoration. The money has been deposited in a Kermanshah bank account created to establish an auditable registry of funds gathered to aid in the restoration of the Maghbareh.
If you wish to contribute funds to help bring this Family Maghbareh back to its original condition…
Please contact Amir Pishdad. Any amount is appreciated. Please, go to
Below are the 13 Khanakharab Family Members and 1 Family Relative that are buried in the Maghbareh: