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Arabzadeh House is a Qajar era (1785–1925) residence located in the old texture of Yazd. This mansion is sometimes also referred to as the Fahadan House as it is located in the historical Fahadan Neighborhood, the oldest neighborhood of Yazd city where the affluent once lived.
The house is known for its unique arabesque and inscriptive stucco reliefs, ceiling woodwork decorations, stained glass windows, lattice doors and lightwells as well as its remarkable Hashti (vestibule).
The door of the house is located on its southeastern side and opens to the vestibule, which features Rasmi Bandi (interlocking patterns, arches and geometric shapes) stucco decorations. There is a lightwell above the vestibule, which provides alternate lighting for the entrance of the house.
The stairway on the left of the vestibule leads to the rooftop and stables, and the stairway to the right of the vestibule leads to the main courtyard of the house, which like other traditional homes has a rectangular pool directly in front of its Panjdari (five-door or –window room) living room.
The Sedari (three-door or –window room) and Panjdari, which both have beautiful wood and stained glass doors, are located in the hallway leading to the main hall of the structure. Arabzadeh House has a Balakhaneh (a room on the second floor of traditional homes used to entertain guests) and a basement directly under the Panjdari room. The summer hall is flanked by two side rooms known as Goushvareh (earrings).
This mansion was registered as a National Heritage Site in 2002 and since 2005 has been the location of Heydarzadeh Anthropology and Coin Museum. This museum, which is the country's only specialized coin museum, houses 4,500 ancient gold, silver, copper, brass coins from 42 historical eras. The coin displays of the museum are dated from the Achaemenid (550-330 BC) era until present day. The museum also has a paper money display from the Nasser al-Din Shah Nasser-al Din Shah era up to the present day.
The museum features items of anthropological value such as more than 100 old locks, silver jewelry, amber, silver-embellished and agate prayer beads, chains, clothing irons, agate rings, weapons, cookware (stone pots, bronze pots, vats and crocks), oil lamps, kerosene lamp, fuel lanterns, candle lanterns, and trainman's lanterns.
This private museum was opened by Hossein Heydarzadeh, a native of Fahadan Neighborhood. Heydarzadeh, who is a cultural heritage enthusiast, has been collecting the items showcased in the museum since 1956.