1. Twelve thousand years ago, they invented irrigated farming.
2. They invented writing.
3. They figured out how to tell time.
4. They founded modern mathematics.
5. In the Code of Hammurabi, they invented the first legal system that protects the weak,
the widow and the orphan.
6. Five thousand years ago, they had philosophers who attempted to list every known
thing in the world.
7. They were using Pythagoras' theorem 1,700 years before Pythagoras.
8. They invented artificial building materials, some kind of pre-fab-crete stuff used to
construct high-rise towers.
9. Northern Iran is assumed to be the place we're all descended from.
10. They were the first people to build cities and live in them.
11. For thousands of years, they wrote the greatest poetry, history and "sagas" in the
World and they still do.
12. Because they were great horse breeders, they invented the cavalry in war, Knights of
the King originate in Ancient Persia, and they invented other things like the Game of
13. They invented the postal system
14. Emperor Darius the conqueror invented and built the Suez Canal giving access to the
Persian Navy to the Mediterranean Sea (Infact that is precisely how the Moslem
armies went as far as Spain some thousand years later)
15. The Iranian Museum in Tehran contains some of the most outstanding stone, metal
and clay sculptures and inscriptions created in the history of the world. Some of
them are more than 7,000 years old. If a bomb hits this place, art lovers around the
World will go into mourning.
16. The first school for astronomers was established by Iranians. This is how the "wise
men" got to be so wise. They knew how to follow the stars.
17. Beginning around 200 A.D., the Iranians founded universities that exported teachers
throughout the civilized world to teach medicine, mathematics, philosophy, theology,
literature and poetry inter alia.
18. Abraham, the father of Israel, was from Persia.
19. Abraham, the father of Islam, was from Persia (Which means Abraham was Persian) 20. Abraham, the father and "model" of Christian faith, was from Persia.
ضمن تشکر فراوان از مهندس «محمد کاشانی جو» پسر عموی عزیزم که به لحاظ حرفه ای نیز با یکدیگر همکار هستیم (با این تفاوت که ایشان در آمریکا مشغول فعالیت هستند) برای ارسال این مطلب، به نظر میرسد که گرچه یادآوری افتخارات گذشته ایرانیان برای خودباوری نسل امروز امری ضروری است اما توقف در گذشته و تکیه صرف بر آنها نیز بدون فعالیت و کار برای امروز و آینده خطرناک خواهد بود.