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News number: 8803201061

16:12 | 2009-06-10

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Iran Unveils 'Scholars Pavilion' at UN Office

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran unveiled a 'scholars pavilion' at the UN office in Vienna in which statues of 4 renowned Iranian scholars are displayed.



Iranian Vice President for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Esfandyar Rahim Mashaie was also present at the ceremony marking the unveiling of the pavilion.

The pavilion features four of Iran's renowned scholars, Avicenna, Abu Rayhan Birouni, Zakariya Razi (Rhazes) and Omar Khayyam.

Avicenna was an Iranian physician and philosopher, born at Kharmaithen, in the province of Bokhara, 980AD died at Hamadan, in Western Iran, 1037AD.

Abu Rayhan Biruni was one of the greatest Persian scholars who wrote hundreds of books in the fields of arithmetic, astronomy, philosophy, medicine, geography, mineralogy, history, literature and poetry.

Zakariya Razi (Rhazes) was born around 854AD in Ray, near the city of Tehran and achieved mastery in a number of fields, including philosophy, logic, poetry, and music.

Omar Khayyam was an Islamic scholar who was a poet as well as a mathematician. He compiled astronomical tables and contributed to calendar reform and discovered a geometrical method of solving cubic equations by intersecting a parabola with a circle.