This weekend is your last chance to see the Fitzwilliam Museum’s acclaimed exhibition of Persian manuscripts Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.

Visited by over 27,000 visitors during its four months on display at the Fitzwilliam, the exhibition presents a spectacular range of richly illustrated manuscripts and of Persian miniature paintings exploring the legacy of the 1000 year-old Persian 'Book of Kings', or Shahnameh. Sunday 9 January will be visitors' last opportunity to see the exhibition, which will not be travelling to any other venues.

Completed by the poet Ferdowsi in 1010 AD, the Shahnameh is an icon of Persian culture, telling the 'Iranian version' of the history of the world and inspiring some of the world’s most exquisite manuscripts.

The artworks on display in this acclaimed exhibition have been drawn from public and private collections in the UK including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the British Library, the V&A, the Royal Asiatic Society, the Bodleian Library and collections within Cambridge, making Epic of the Persian Kings the most comprehensive exhibition of Shahnameh art yet mounted in this country.

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