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The Great Palace of Verse

Completed by the poet Ferdowsi in 1010 AD, the Shahnameh is widely regarded as a masterpiece of world literature. It is of central importance to Iranian culture and and has of...

Completed by the poet Ferdowsi in 1010 AD, the Shahnameh is widely regarded as a masterpiece of world literature. It is of central importance to Iranian culture and self-identity and has inspired some of the world's most exquisite manuscripts. Narguess Farzad dives into the text to explore the stories and themes contained within and to revel in the language.

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