Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

Two Persian literary works registered in UNESCO unveiled

Two Persian literary works newly registered in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) were unveiled during an official ceremony in Tehran.


The ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at ‘National Library of Iran’ attended by Iranian Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi and Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar.


During the 12th meeting of UNESCO’s International Advisory Committee held in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, famous Persian poet Sa’adi’s collections of works (Kulliyat)  and Persian geographer Abu Ishaq Estakhri’s ‘Masalik al-Mamalik’ (Traditions of Countries) were registered.


Sa’adi’s ‘Kulliyat’ is the complete collection of works by the great medieval Persian poet, who is often referred to as the Master of Prose and Poetry in the Persian literature.


Estakhri’s book was registered jointly by Iran and Germany, since the Persian version is kept at Iran’s National Library, while the Arabic version is housed at a library in Germany.


Nine Iranian works have so far been registered on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program, including a collection of selected maps of Iran in the Qajar Era and the collection of works by 12th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi.

Press TV contributed to this report


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