The historical house was owned by “Mirza Zeinolabedin Khan Zarrabi”, also known as Motamen-ol-Atebba, the personal physician of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. This mansion is located at the end of an alley with the same name in Pamenar street.
Mr Mousavi, a descendent of the famous physician, bought the house in 2004. Since then, it has served as the location of several films and TV series; including “The Paternal House” and “Shahrzad”.
A well-known doctor and surgeon of his time, Motamen-ol-Atebba was the first graduate of Dar ul-Funun, the first modern Iranian university; and a student of Dr. Joseph Désiré Tholozan, the king’s French physician. His considerable expertise and ability to remove bladder stones have been discussed in numerous documents.
The historical house was first opened to the public in last Nowruz.
What follows are IRNA’s photos of the house of Motamen-ol-Atebba ahead of the Saturday night celebrations: