Shahnameh also translated as Shahnama, «The Book of Kings», is the epic masterpiecewritten by the seminal Persian poet Ferdowsi between 977 and 1010 CE and is considered to be the quintessential national literature epic and a cultural treasure of Greater Iran.Consisting of some 60,000 verses, Shahnamehis the world’s longest epic poem written by a single poet.

It narrates mainly the mythical and to some extent the historyof The Persia Empire from the creation of the world until theIslamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century AD.

Nowadays, in Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and in other regions influenced by the Persian language and culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) people celebrate this national epic and know quite well the mythos and history. 

The work is of central importance in Persian culture, and is known as the“Chef d’oeuvre” and masterwork of Farsi literature, and definitive of ethno-national

cultural identity of modern-day of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.