Piazzale Ferdowsi, Rome, Italy
The statue of the world-renowned Persian epic poet Ferdowsi has been re-unveiled after a two-month restoration process in the Italian capital of Rome.
The statue was created in 1958 by Abolhassan Seddiqi, who had previously made statues of the 11th-century poet at Tehran’s Ferdowsi Square and the Ferdowsi tomb in the Iranian city of Tous.
Seddiqi has created statues of many great Iranian luminaries, some of which he created during the time he lived in Italy.
The Ferdowsi statue in Rome had been re-erected in one of the city’s squares named after the Persian poet, Piazzale Ferdowsi.
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Ferdowsi (940 – 1020 CE) was the highly revered Persian poet who authored the monumental Shahnameh – the Persian “Book of Kings” – which is the world’s longest epic poetry created by a single poet and the national epic of the Persian-speaking world.