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Tabriz Constitution Museum symbol of fighting despotism

Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, March 12, IRNA -- Tabriz Constitution House is a symbol of fighting despotism and reminiscent of struggles by Sattar Khan and Baqer Khan, the two key figures in the Iranian Constitutional Movement.

Built in 1895, the monument has turned to a museum named after Constitution Movement in 1996.

Tabriz museums including Constitution Museum are symbolizing the ancient Iranian capital's glory during the reign of six dynasties and are reminder of the country's historical and cultural magnificence.

Each of them is a narrator of some sections of the Iranian history in the past two centuries.

Located in Rasteh Koucheh District in the vicinity of the city's historical bazaar, Constitution House served as a venue for the adherents of the the Constitution for consulting and making decisions.

Statues of Sattar Khan and Baqer Khan, known as Sardar-e Melli (national commander) and Salar-e Melli (national leader) respectively, are standing at the entrance of the building, reminding the passion for fighting at that era.

Sattar Khan's revolver and examples of press from the Constitution movement era are among the items maintained at the museum.

The museum also features personal belongings of Seqat ol-Eslam Tabrizi, a Shia cleric who was hanged by Russian troops in Tabriz as well as photos of others who were campaigning presence of Russian troops in Tabriz.

The Constitutional Movement culminated in 2006 when the then ruler Mozaffar eddin Shah Qajar put his signature on the text of the Constitution passed by the Constituent Assembly of Iran.

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