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The Persian language is one of the oldest attested Indo-European languages and has a literary tradition dating back thousands of years.
One of the most famous authors in the tradition of Persian literature is Omar Khayyám, a medieval Persian poet and astronomer.
Tomb of Khayyám
The Moving Finger writes: and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. — Omar Khayyám
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