DONATIONS AND NEWS AS OF APRIL 2011
In September 2010, a contribution of $1500 was made by Atefa Khanum (Sarabi) Khanakharab towards the repair cost of Arumkah Khanakharab in Kermanshah.
Of this $1500.
$500. was from Atefa Khanum (Sarabi) Khanakharab.
$500. was from Farbod, Farhang and Fardod Khanakharab
$500. was from Ali and Amir Khanakharab.
Also, Eftakhar Khanum (Amini) Khanakharab contributed $150. in late 2010.
The donations are appreciated. The donated monies will go towards the initial repair cost of Arumkah Khanakharab.
We hope in the near future to install lights outside the Arumkah.
Please Note: We have posted an exterior photo of the Arumkah Khanakharab on the Google Earth. You can excess the photo from your computer anywhere on earth.
Find Park Shirin,
Look in Northwest corner of Park
At the intersection of Mohammad Ali-e-Aga and Naseri streets.
Click on blue squares to find Arumkah Khanakharab.
Arumkah News as of July 1, 2010
Arumkah News as of July 1, 2010
It is with high honor and great pride to report that the Khanakharab Arumkah with it its new name:
“Arumkah Khan-don Khanakharab”.
The Arumkah is now fully restored and respectable to those 14 family members buried inside.
It is very clean, it is very beautiful inside and out, and is the talk of the town.
The outstanding work was performed by our good family member who is also a
building contractor, Khoda-dod Ahmadee with the lowest possible cost.
Doing this job as a not for profit work and at cost only. We are much grateful to him
and his son Mohammad for given so much of their free time to this job.
I also want to thank all the family members that contributed time and money to this cause
… THANK YOU!!
Repair work that was accomplished on the Arumkah, include:
ROOF: The entire roof was replaced. Five (5) courses of bricks were added to the front
of the building to make room for the new Name. New stone capping has also been added.
EXTERIOR WALLS: Cleaned graffiti and advertising signs.
All stones were sanded and refreshed. The bad brick works were replaced, repaired,
relined and filled with new mortar.
FRONT: New special decorative tiles similar to the old tiles were ordered
from Isfahan and placed in the area of the old tiles. The old two line poems were added to the new tiles and installed. Several new religious verses were also added to new tiles.
DOOR: The old door has been replaced with new Iron and glass door with new lock and key. The old door has been saved.
WINDOWS: all windows replaced with new windows.
INTERIOR: The old cracked walls have been repaired as new. All inside walls have been cleaned, all brick joints filled with new mortar.
FLOOR: The old dirt and broken bricks floor, has been replaced with new white
marble tiles. The floor has been relined to be all on the same level.
With the help from Mirase Farhanghi a translation of The Khanakharb Family Tree and
Genealogy (as shown in this website) from English to FARSI is in progress…
Once ready, they will be framed and be hung in the Arumkah both in English and in FARSI.
The Arumkah has been turned over to the Kermanshah Mirase Farhanghi.
They should be responsible for any future repair or maintenance works.
However the family will be setting up an account just in case.
We are presently working with local government to obtain a permit to install lights in the building.
Past History Shown Below:
Background Information from June 2008:
The Historical Society of Kermanshah (Mirase Farhanghi) in June 2008 formally classified the Khanakharab Arumkah as a historical site worth keeping and protecting.
They accepted the responsibility for its repair works according to their own specification.
Amir’s September 2009 trip
I went to the office of Mirase Farhanghi and inquired if there was any
progress since June of 2008. Was there any time table, or plans
made for the start of the repair works for the Khanakharab Arumkah?
The answer was that the government appropriations for such
project are on long term hold. Perhaps years!
No future time table for any repair work could be predicted or given.
The day before, we had noticed that the condition of
the Arumkah had further deteriorated since 2008.
It had reached to a point that an immediate repair for its
leaking roof and one cracked wall was necessary, as soon as possible.
Without these two major repairs the chances were that the roof
of Arumkah would not be able to withstand another winter and may collapse.
After much persuasion an architect and an engineer from
Mirase Frahanghi agreed to meet. At the Arumkah,
with Amir Pishdad, Mehdee Yarvari, and Reza Masoodi and
our Contactor Mr. Khoda-dod.Ahmadi to determine the condition
of the Arumkah. And come up with a solution for a quick repair.
Solution for saving Arumkah
It was unanimously agreed that the Arumkah needed immediate repair work. No government funding was available.
However,Mirase Farhanghi, agreed to allow the family to do the
immediate repairs to protect the building from further deterioration
until such time when the government have the budget for the final repairs.
Contributions and repair Cost
as of: April 5, 2010)
Mohsen Yavari and Children….$300
Amir Pishdad and Children……$500
Mehdee Yavari…………………….$ 50
The estimated emergency repair cost is $6000-$7000.
Amir Pishdad Khanakhrarab agreed to pay for the additional cost of repairs above the amount collected. He has ordered the repair work to begin immediately.
The Magbareh is now under repair. Roof and interior repairs
will be completed soon. Exterior works will depend on weather
and special tiles that must be ordered. A marble cut stone also
has been ordered with the inscription to read:
Arumkah Khan-don Khanakharab
(in Farsi). The old poems will be added when government makes finial repairs.
Request for permit for power and inside lights is also on the drawing board.
We would love to hear from you.
Please, contact Amir, if you wish to contribute to this project.
This article was published in GHARB NEWS September 2009 in Kermanshah…