TEHRAN, May 2 (MNA) – Iran is launching the first website on how to correct ancient Persian manuscripts.


The website will be officially launched during the 22nd Tehran International Book Fair, running from May 6 to 16, the director of the site Shahruz Nabati said, adding that users can gain access to the site through www.criticaledition.ir.


“The importance and necessity of correcting old manuscripts which are part of our national identity is known to all. Since we best know our own culture, we ourselves need to take action and correct the errors in manuscripts. These rare documents need to be corrected and published to showcase innovations and scientific changes over the past years.


“Only a few experts are teaching the correction process, and that number might even be gradually pushed toward oblivion. Today’s younger generation looks for new things and that’s why we decided to use the internet for training purposes,” he explained.


The website offers different sections of teaching, and introducing texts in need of correction. The theses, mainly on manuscripts, students have prepared and various types of articles are also available on the site.


Several veteran experts in the field are collaborating on this website, he said, adding, “Masters Iraj Afshar, Mahmud Abedi Rahimi, and Mohsen Jafari Mazhab have submitted several articles for this site.”


The website is gradually being completed and all interested applicants are enthusiastically welcomed to participate, Nabati remarked.








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