Sunday, February 19, 2012


Ferdowsi's great poem, Shahnameh or The Book of Kings, tells the story of Persia from the creation down to the Arab conquest. It was written around AD 1000. It is enormously famous in Iran, serving as the main repository of their traditional stories. It is also among the most illustrated works of all time, with thousands of beautiful versions in existence. These are just a sample of images from the story I have found online, but they give a sample of the wonder and magic of the tale.


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