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Collection of Nezami’s Panj Ganj

Documentary heritage submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.

© Sepahsalar Library (Shahid Mottahri)
Manuscript n°1 - Majnoon on his beloved dead body

Panj Ganj or Khamseh consists of five separate manuscripts in the Persian language all gathered in a single volume. These sections are all versified in the form of long poems with rhymed couplets, or Mathnavi as expressed in the Persian language. Khamseh recounts the most celebrated, delicate and eldest romantic stories of the Persian language.

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