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Shah Nameh

Firdawsi, Persia, 1000 Shah Nameh, or “The Book of Kings” or “The Epic of Kings” is lengthy poetic work written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi around 1000 AD and is considered the national epic of the Persian speaking world. The Shah Nameh relates the the mythical and historical past of Persia and Iran from the creation of the world up until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Hakim Abul-Qasim Firdawsi Tusi or more commonly Ferdowsi, (935–1020) was born in the Iranian province of Khorasan, near Baj, in 935. His father was a wealthy land owner, who raised...