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Chapar Khaneh, which means courier house in the Persian language, is a mud brick structure in Meybod.  Chapar Khanehs were originally invented by the Achaemenids (550-330 BC) as stops along the Royal Road where couriers could rest and switch their horses.

The Chapar Khaneh in Meybod is a Qajar (1785-1925) structure build on the ancient Rey-Kerman road next to the city’s Shah Abbasi Caravanserai. The structure has been built to resemble a fortress as it was where important government communications and letters were kept. The structure has a room for the courier chief, rooms to house couriers and guards, and stables.

Since 2007, Chapar khaneh has been the location of the Post and Communications Museum of Meybod opened in the city’s (courier house) and showcases memorial stamps, postal and communications documents and equipments from the Qajar and Pahlavi (1925-1979) eras among other items. The museum also houses wax figures displaying the history of couriers and post in Iran.

Meybod’s Chapar Khaneh has been registered as a National Heritage Site.

Chapar Khaneh

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