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07 March 2023, 11:24

Scholar dubs Nezami an element of unity between Iran, cultural peers


TEHRAN, 7 March (BelTA - IRNA). - Chairman of Iran's Association of Cultural Works and Elites has described Nezami Ganjavi, the 12th century Persian poet, as a common chapter in cultural ties between Iran, neighbors and Farsi-speaking countries.

“Nezami matters for the Iranians and people in the world as a common need and an element of cultural unity,” said Mahmoud Shalouei while addressing a ceremony held in Tehran to commemorate Nezami.

Persian language professors and scholars, cultural officials and ambassadors of foreign countries were present in the ceremony. A message by Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili was also read in the event.

Nezami's precious works include Khamseh or Panj Ganj which consists of five long poems, including Makhzan-ol-Asrar (The Treasury of Mysteries), Khosrow and Shirin, Leyli and Majnun, Eskandar-Nameh (The Book of Alexander) and Haft Peykar (The Seven Beauties).

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