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Zoroastrians marching in 4th of July parade, NYC 1918

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Confucius thoughts very close to Sa`adi

In Sa`adi and Confucius Conference, the Iranian expert Abolqassem Esma’eilpour said that although Confucius lived in the 5th century B. C. much earlier than Sa`adi, his thoughts are very close to Sa`adi.

Confucius lived in the 5th Century B.C. and had a great time difference with Sa`adi, but his thoughts were very close to Sa`adi’s.

He continued that perhaps the most striking difference between Sa`adi and Confucius is their beliefs, as Sa`adi was a man who believed in religion, and was a mystic and God lover, but in the works of Confucius, lyricism and religion are not found.


Afro-Iranian minority - The Persian Gulf′s forgotten minority

Boy at play on the Persian Gulf: "What I like about this photo is the emotion it conveys. The small boy is not aware that he is playing on the spot where centuries before his ancestors had to struggle to gain a foothold," says Ehsaei.

Passage to Persia

Passage to Persia - Writings of an American Doctor During Her Life in Iran, 1929-1957, by Margaret a. Frame (Compiler).

In 1929 Adelaide Kibbe was a 27-year-old missionary physician who set out from New York, on the steamer SS American Banker, headed for Iran. Her route to Persia took her through England, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and Egypt. It would be 28 years before she returned home, and during the ensuing decades she would see huge changes in her adopted country: the development of modern roads, railway and air transport, the spread of telephones and radio, and modern schools in the cities (bringing literacy to girls as well as boys), and the growth of the modern University of Tehran.

Through her letters to family, diaries and mission reports we have an insight into a country which has undergone tremendous cultural, social and political change. Adelaide's personal observations open a window to a bygone era brought to life through her engaging and timeless writings.

The largest empire was the Achaemenid Empire

By share of population, the largest empire was the Achaemenid Empire, better known as the Persian Empire, which accounted for approximately 49.4 million of the world’s 112.4 million people in around 480 BC – an astonishing 44%. Originating in modern-day Iran, the empire was first established by Cyrus the Great and included parts of Central Asia, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and even European territories such as ancient Thrace and Macedonia.

The missing link? No. Yet another dead moron from the 1979 Devolution

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