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German museum kicks off special program on Ferdowsi’s ‘Shahnameh’


The Berlin-based Museum of Islamic Art on Saturday kicked off a special program highlighting the significance of ‘Shahnameh’ (Book of Kings), the epic masterpiece of Abolqasem Ferdowsi.

The four-month event will include recitation and dramatic performances based on tales from the book set to music.

There also painting and miniature workshops for adults and children in addition to a ‘Shahnameh’ opera play.

A major focus of this unique exhibition will be to get children acquainted with
‘Shahnameh’.

There will also be a number of scientific seminars and expert-level discussions on Ferdowsi’s greatest literary work.

‘Shahnameh’ is a classic among epic Persian poetry and recounts Iran’s mythical and
historical past.

Last year was named the ‘Shahnameh’ Millennium by UNESCO.

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