TEHRAN.(Iranart) – The Malek National Library and Museum Institution has opened a new section dedicated to showcasing documents about the history of story writing in Iran and a large number manuscripts of Persian stories.
The section named “Hezardastan” was inaugurated on Thursday during a ceremony attended by a large number of academics and cultural figures, including children’s writer Hushang Moradi Kermani, the museum announced.
This is Iran’s first museum dedicates a hall for the history of story writing in the country.
Rare copies of “Khamseh” composed by Nezami Ganjavi (c. 1141-1209 CE), animal fable “Kalila and Dimna”, Persian poet Sadi’s Bustan (The Orchard) and Gulistan (The Rose Garden) are on show at the section.
In addition, the museum also opened a new hall for displaying a collection of 500 rare stamps from Iran and other countries.
Located in the vicinity of Bagh-e Melli, the Malek Museum is affiliated with the Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum and Library in Mashhad.