Related to Mahabad city (located in West Azerbaijan province)
In the village of Andarqash 18 km. from Mahabad right in the heart of the mountain a relatively large crypt has been formed (related to the first king of Medes). This cave is of unique architectural design and its height till ground level is about 10 m. Within this cave there are three sites that most probabely one of them belongs to Fra Atis. People of Andarqash believe that this crypt was for sometimes the dwelling place for Farhad (From the love story of Shirin and Farhad). He has made some drawings remembering his beloved. Most probabley the word Faqerqa is the short form of the word Farhadgah.
Mahabad lies to the south of the province and Lake Orumieh. The center of which lies 873 km. from Tehran. In its mountainous terrain it experiences cold weather, whereas in the plains it is warmer. Mahabad was formerly known as Savojbolaq Mokri (Savojbolaagh-e Mokri).
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