Disappeared statues in Tehran, 2010

Ta'atr-e Shahr - Shahriar Statue

Disappeared statues in Tehran refers to a series of robberies committed during the months of April and May 2010 in Tehran, Iran, when twelve bronze statues of national heroes disappeared from public places for unknown reasons.[1] Tehran officials treated the incidents as theft, while others[who?] have suggested that it may have been a deliberate removal by the government or religious groups. In June 2010, Tehran municipality officials asked the sculptors to remanufacture the sculptures.[2]

The mayor of Tehran, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, stated in an announcement that Iranian police are pursuing the issue.[2][3]

List of Missing Statues

Name Stead Sculptor
1 Satar Khan[4] Satar Khan Street Shahriar Zarabi
2 Bagher Khan[4] Shahr-e Ara Street Shahriar Zarabi
3 Sanei-e Kh'atam[4] Mellat Park Hamid Shans
4-5 Zendagi (Life), Unknown[4] Two Statues Mohamad Madadi - Fateme Emdadian
6 Shahriar[4] Across to Ta'atr-e Shahr (Daneshjoo Park) Ali Ghah'ari
7-8 Shariati[4] Shariati Park Hamid Shans
9 M'adar va Farzand (Mother and Child)[4] Shahrak-e Gharb Hojabr Ebrahimi
10 Avicenna[4] Behjat Abad Park Uzra Abdul-Nabi
11 Calf[5] Tehran University
12 Esteghl'al Park's Bronze Sculpture Esteghl'al Park[3] Ruhullah Shamsi-Zada


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