Iranians marked birthday anniversary of prominent poet Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi on January 21. Ferdowsi was born in 940 AD in a small village near Toos in Khorasan Razavi Province.
He is best known for his magnum opus, Shahnameh, Book of the Kings in English , which is a classic in epic Persian poetry and recounts Iran's mythical and historical past.
As a Persian masterpiece, Shahname represents the remarkable richness and vitality of Iranian culture and civilization . The book provided inspiration for many authors over the centuries and it was translated several times into other languages.
Uppersia can take you on a day trip to Toos to visit Ferdowsi magnificent tomb.