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New copy of Nizami’s Khamsa found

Baku. Ulkar Rashidgizi – APA. Director of the Nizami Ganjavi Museum of Azerbaijan Literature of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences Rafael Huseynov revealed unknown copy of Khamsa, five poems by the world’s outstanding Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi.

While being on a business trip in Prague, Rafael Huseynov revealed unknown copy of Khamsa in the National Library of Czech Republic, the rich treasury of books and manuscripts working since the 14th century, APA reports quoting the official site of the ANAS. According to Rafael Huseynov, this copy was written in the seventeenth century. The distinguished feature of this copy is that it was designed delicately and decorated with nearly 80 miniatures. According to its executive style and stylistic features these miniatures demonstrate traditions of Tabriz. Either the composition of the manuscript or drawing miniatures informs high value of this copy.

Being a researcher of Nizami’s works, Rafael Huseynov is going to publish a special book about the manuscript in near future in English, Czech and Azerbaijani languages. The book will be presented in Baku and Prague.

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