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Iranian mythology, traditional ceremonies and festivals

When: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Origins Centre
Start time:18:30
Enquiries:

(011) 717-4700/ Bookings.Origins@wits.ac.za

Cost: R60 adults/ R48 Wits staff/R30 students

Professor Abolghasem Esmailpour Motlagh will present this public lecture.

The central collection of Persian mythology is the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, written over a thousand years ago. Ferdowsi's work draws heavily, with attribution, on the stories and characters of Mazdaism and Zoroastrianism, not only from the Avesta, but from later texts such as the Bundahishn and the Denkard as well as many others.

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