Massoud Kimiaei and his son in Switzerland

His other lively memory from his childhood is the scene of battle between Rostam and Ashkbous (heroes of Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings) painted on the back of the cart in which his father carried flour for bakeries. When the cart was in motion, the combatants seemed animated to the young Massoud who habitually walked behind the cart and tried to guess the end of the battle.