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UNESCO Opens Hall of Iranian Dignitaries

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Next summer, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will not only officially inaugurate hall of Iranian dignitaries, but also unveil statues of Avicenna and Biruni on UNESCO premises.

A permanent exposition of national, historical and mythological dignitaries of Iran will also be held at secretariat of UNESCO. Thus far, no such permanent exhibition on Iran has been organized by UNESCO.

The permanent exhibition is to showcase statues of 60 Iranian dignitaries all of which has been produced by Esfandiyar Imanzadeh, the Iranian sculptor and in charge of Iranian dignitaries’ statues working group at Ferdowsi Foundation.

Thus far, statues depicting Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Avicenna, Mowlavi, Razi, Sa’di, Hafez, Shahriyar, Khajeh Nassir, Roudaki, Sattar Khan, Amir Kabir, Banan and Shajariyan as well as those of mythological and historical characters like Pourya Vali, Takhti, Siavash, Kaveh Ahangar (the Blacksmith), Arash Kamangir (the Archer), Rostam, Esfandiyar, Zal, and Simorgh (Phoenix) have been made ready. Also, statues depicting scenes of wars between Iran and Rome, Iran and Greece as well as the Iraqi imposed war against Iran have also been sculpted.

The permanent exhibition can play a great role in introducing Iranian dignitaries and famous personalities to cultural figures of various countries.

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