Stolen copy of Avicenna’s “Canon of Medicine” recovered

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) -- The Hamedan police got back the stolen copy of Avicenna’s “Canon of Medicine” on Sunday.

A team of experts from the Hamedan Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department has verified the authenticity of the book, Hamedan Cultural Heritage Guards commander General Abbas Nazari told the Persian service of CHN.


No further details have been released by the Hamedan police, he said.


Hamedan Governor Ali-Akbar Famil-Karimi also confirmed the report during a short interview with the MNA and said that more details will soon be announced in a press conference.


A rare copy of the book “The Canon of Medicine” written by Avicenna, the Iranian physician and the most famous and influential of the philosopher-scientists of Islam, was stolen from a museum adjacent to his mausoleum in Hamedan.


The report was announced last week by a journalist during a press conference attended by the Hamedan Cultural, Tourism and Handicrafts Department Director Asadollah Bayat.


Bayat unavoidably confirmed the story after he was asked about the accuracy of the report.





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