13 September 2017

Paris 2017: Ferdowsi (or Ferdousi) in the 16e arrondissement, Paris

This statue stand outside the Iranian embassy in Paris. Ferdowsi (940–1020) is nicknamed 'the recreator of the Persian language'. His work Shâh Nemeh (or 'Book of Kings'), at 60,000 verses, is the longest poem in the Persian language. Avenue Ferdousi in parc monceau has been named after him since 1935.

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