UNESCO’s Executive Board on Thursday approved Iran’s proposal to add the trio.
Iran’s ambassador to UNESCO said they include the entire great works of famous Iranian poet Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi, also known as Molavi, (including Masnavi, Divan-e Kabir, Majales Sabeh, Maktubat and Fihe-Ma-Fih – a collection of mystical sayings), documents on the history of Iran’s foreign relations during the Qajar Era and documents related to Sheikh Safi Al-Din Ardabili tomb.
The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage that has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value. UNESCO has previously inscribed 10 Iranian works to the Memory of the World Register. A Collection of selected maps of Iran in the Qajar Era, Administrative Documents of Astan-e Quds Razavi in the Safavid Era, Al-Tafhim li Awa’il Sana’at al-Tanjim, Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik and Bayasanghori Shahnameh are among them.