Stonemason Zurkhaneh (“Zurkhaneh”=traditional Iranian wrestling center) is located near the end of Shah-Abbasi Karevansaray and the Goldsmith’s bazaar in the city of Kermanshah. The locals believe that its history goes back to 400 years ago. Many legendary traditional wrestlers of Kermanshah come from this sport club.
Siroos Ghahremani: a weird mixture of traditional “Ma’rekehgir”, Anthony Quin’s character in Fellini’s La Strada, with a touch of Hollywood and Italian ‘historic’ movies of the 1950s. In the early 1960s he established himself as the only star of his popular one-man show. He also made a small private “zoo” in Shiraz to make some money on the side by showing off his skinny malnourished animals caught in small cages.
→ Pictures of Siroos Ghahremani.
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