Iran, Damghan: Statue for Urban Beautification
Damghan was an important city in the Middle Ages, and was the capital of the province of Qumis (Qoomes), but was destroyed by the Afghans in 1723.
Damghan is situated 342 kilometres (213 mi) from Tehran on the high-road to Mashad, at an elevation of 1,250 m (4,101 ft). The city trades in pistachios and paper almonds (kaghazi), with very thin shells, which are famous throughout the country.
Beautification is the process of making visual improvements to a place or an urban area. With regard to Iranian towns, this most often involves displaying decorative statues and sculptures in public spaces.