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Statue of Iranian poet Nezami of Ganja in Houston, Texas

Source: Press TV
The Azerbaijan Republic is slated to set up the statue of the famous Iranian epic poet, Nezami of Ganja in the Houston Park in Texas.

Mausoleum of Nezami-ye Ganjavi in Ganja, Azerbaijan
Photo © 2004 Derek Jones
Head of Baku Art Association, Akhundova, has announced that the construction of the statue will start as soon as the mayor of Baku agrees, ISNA news agency reported.

"The plan has been explained to him during a meeting but there has not yet been any answer," Akhundova said.

The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge,
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"The poet Nizami Ganjavi (1140-1202) is one of
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Noting that the statue will be located in the Houston Park, Akhundova added, "There are many statues of international luminaries in this park".

Nezami of Ganja (1141-1209 AD) is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic.

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