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Memory of the World

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Collection of Nezamiís Panj Ganj
Documentary heritage submitted by Iran and pending recommendation for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.
Year of submission: 2010


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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