The book entitled “Pictorial Encyclopedia of Iranian Symbols” was unveiled during a meeting at the Baharn Nonprofit Institute for Higher Education on Monday.
Authors Bahman Namvar-Motlaq and Manijeh Kangarani and a large number of experts and students attended the meeting.
“We fully felt the need to prepare a pictorial encyclopedia for Iranian symbols and myths in order to help scholars be familiar with the symbols,” Namvar-Motlaq stated at the meeting.
He said that the main focus of the book is on the symbols and myths in Persian art and literature, Tehran Times reported.
During their research for the book, Namvar-Motlaq and Kangarani collected information and images of 100 symbols and myths. However, the book contains material on only 40 items.
Ali Abbasi, A professor at Shahid Behshti University, described the book as “a valuable and significant source for use by students and scholars in the fields of art and culture.”
“Dr. Namvar-Motlaq had the idea of writing the book a long time ago and I am happy that the idea was crystallized in such a useful book,” he added.
“Pictorial Encyclopedia of Iranian Symbols” was published by Shahr Publishing Institute.