The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery in Jerusalem of a rare inscription on 12th or 13th century pottery: part of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat! To read more about this interesting news, please have a look at Dina's photoblog, Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo.
Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat is one of the few books that I've brought with myself to the U.S. from Iran. It was actually a gift from two of my friends, Bahador and Javad, when we met each other for the last time. I hope to see them again. This wonderful book has the English translation of Khayyam's Rubaiyat in addition to the original Persian poems with lots of miniatures all around the book.
I'd like to present this book with all its lovely poems and amazing miniatures to my lovely friend, my dear aunt, Dina, and all her Israeli's and Jewish people. A small gift for her to celebrate the Purim festival. Happy Purim!
Click on photos to enlarge to see the beautiful details of the miniatures.