TEHRAN, May 12 (Mehr News Agency) -- A team of Iranian translators led by Abdolhossein Saeidian is preparing to translate the Encyclopedia Britannica for the first time into the Persian language.
"Our aim in translating this encyclopaedia is to raise the level of cultural information of young people in our society and help learners seek knowledge in various fields." Saeidian told the Public Relations Office of the 20th Tehran International Book Fair on Friday.
"We expect cultural officials to collaborate with the team on this huge project," he added.
Saeidian has previously translated the New Grand Encyclopedia into Persian. This is a ten volume work with 9632 pages.
It took 40 years to complete the encyclopedia, which comprises of 40,000 articles on a large range of subjects.
Saeidian asked cultural officials to promote the use of encyclopedias in universities and within society.
The 20th Tehran International Book Fair ends today.
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