The city also hosted several other meetings, seminars and workshops of photography, calligraphy and sculptures on Khayyam.

The Khayyam Neyshaburi School in his hometown celebrated Khayyam by ringing its bell in honor of the great figure of Persian classical literature on Wednesday. 

In addition, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi and a number of Iranian and foreign poets attended the closing ceremony of a three-day congress on Ferdowsi and Khayyam in Mashhad on Friday. 

Khayyam is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his rubaiyat (quatrains) in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859).

Source: Tehran Times