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 A screenshot of the digital copy of the National Museum’s Persian manuscript of Masalik Va Mamalik
 A screenshot of the digital copy of the National Museum’s Persian manuscript of Masalik Va Mamalik
Saturday, May 05, 2018

Persian Manuscript of Istakhri’s Book Available Online

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Persian Manuscript of Istakhri’s Book Available Online

The National Museum of Iran has uploaded a digital edition of Masalik Va Mamalik (Traditions and Countries) written by Iranian geographer and traveler of the 10th century Abu Is’haq Istakhri on its website. 
The digital copy has been made from a fine manuscript preserved in the museum’s treasury, Azad News Agency reported.
Visitors can watch and read each and every page of the manuscript on the website of the museum, Irannationalmuseum.ir/Persian-Gulf/masalek%20and%20mamalek.html.
Masalik Va Mamalik is said to be the oldest known geography book. In 2008, the book was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World List.

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