Exhibition of Nizami Ganjavi's original manuscripts held in Baku

Sat 03 Nov 2012 06:15 GMT | 10:15 Local Time

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An exhibition of Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi’s original manuscripts has been held in Baku.

Nizami Ganjavi International Center and the National History Museum of Azerbaijan have today held an exhibition consisting of original manuscripts of Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi’s and the other works recognized as “The Pearls of the East” in Baku within the events on the 870th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi.

APA reports that the unparalleled manuscripts collected from more than 40 countries were demonstrated at the exhibition for the first time. At the same time, “Bible” belonging to the 12th century, Al-Quran of various periods and cultures, the manuscripts written by the people of India, Egypt, Iran and Middle Asia to the Nizami’s “Khamse” and the illustrations designed with gold were also demonstrated at the exhibition.

Philip Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues of the US Department of State, Melanne Verveer, Department of State’s coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, ambassadors of the US, Egypt and Kirghizstan in Azerbaijan and representatives of several state structures participated in the exhibition.

The guests were given detailed information about the manuscripts.

Following the exhibition, the video on the works done by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in a short time was demonstrated at the largest hall of the museum.

Mrs. Melanne Verveer was awarded with the Nizami Ganjavi International Prize for her merits towards the solution of women’s problems and young girls’ education in poor countries by the order of Board of Trustees.

In her turn, Mrs. Melanne Verveer thanked for appreciation of her activity and noted that she was proud of becoming familiar with the Nizami Ganjavi’s manuscripts.




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