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Iran to depict Shahnameh in miniatures

Renowned Iranian miniaturists are to portray parts of the stories told by the prominent poet Ferdowsi in his magnum opus, Shahnameh.

Some 25 artists will take part in the project including prominent painters Mahmoud Farshchian and Majid Mehregan.

The miniaturists will undertake the project on the sidelines of the International Conference of Painting Shahnameh, which will be held from May 14 to 17, 2008 at Iran’s Academy of Arts.

Shahnameh or ‘The Book of Kings’, recounts Iran’s mythical history from the creation of the world until Islam was established in the country.

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