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1 IRAN Archaic Signet of Civilization

2 DISCLAIMER This presentation does not follow any political interests, and is solely for cultural and social purposes. Any abuse and/or misuse of this presentation for any political purposes is strictly prohibited. This presentation was made possible by the efforts of several Iranian students in the United States of America.

3 Contents General Information History Natural Scenery Tourism Social Life of Iranians Iran before 1979 Revolution Iran after 1979 Revolution Art and Iranians Famous Iranians Iranians in USA Persian Words in English Language

4 General Information

5 Europe Africa Asia Middle East

6 General Information Middle East is an area which covers parts of west Asia and North East Africa

7 General Information Persian Gulf Caspian Sea

8 General Information Ancient Name: Perse, Pars, Persia (Until 1935)Persians (Parsians) Conventional Name: Iran (After 1935)Iranians Type of Government: Republic (Islamic Republic) Conventional Long Full Name: Islamic Republic of Iran Reference: CIA Facebook

9 General Information Irans Flag Reference: CIA Facebook

10 General Information Iranian Bank Notes

11 General Information Race Background: Aria (Arya) Area: million sq km (Slightly Larger than Alaska) Arable Area: about 10 % Population: 68,688,433 (July 2006 est.) Religion: Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 9%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 2% Literacy more than 80% (age 15 and over can read and write) Reference: CIA Facebook Wikipedia.org

12 General Information Capital:Tehran Calendar:Persian Calendar This year: 1386 A Solar Calendar which is more Accurate than Gregorian Calendars Persian New Year: 21st March Official Language: Farsi (Persian) Reference: CIA Facebook wikipedia.com

13 General Information Semi Arid Mountains Forests Arid

14 Brief History

15 History Zoroaster, Iranian Prophet (1200 B.C.) Reference: Wikipedia.org

16 History Achaemenian Empires (3200 BCE – 330 BCE) Reference: Wikipedia.org Mediterranean Sea Black Sea

17 History The Persian Empires (about 500 BC)

18 History Achaemenian Empires (3200 BCE – 330 BCE) Darius, the Great Old Testament, Ezra Chapter 6 Darius finds the decree of Cyrus in the archives of Achmetha (Hamadan), and directs Tatnai not to disturb the Jews in their work. He also exempts them from tribute, and supplies everything necessary for the offerings. The Temple is finished in the month of Adar, in the sixth year of Darius, and is dedicated with great solemnity. Cyrus, the Great Old Testament, Ezra Chapter 1 Cyrus king of Persia released God's people from their captivity, with license to return and build the temple in Jerusalem: and restored the holy vessels which Nabuchodonosor had taken from them. Reference: Wikipedia.org

19 History All Nations Gate, Statue of Xerxes the Great, Persepolis, Achaemenian Capital Reference: bia2.com dreamview.net

20 History Persepolis, Achaemenian Capital Reference: bia2.com

21 History Apadana, Achaemenian Kings Monument Reference: bia2.com

22 History Pasargad, Monument of Cyrus the Great Reference: dreamview.net

23 History Persepolis, Achaemenian Soldiers Reference: bia2.com

24 History The First Human Rights Document Ever Made by Darius I King of Persia, Achaemenian Era Reference: Wikipedia.org

25 History The first credible claim for the development of a real postal system comes from Persia, A Post Station (Chaparkhane), Achaemenian Era Reference: wikipedia.org

26 History The Sassanian Empire ( AD) Reference: wikipedia.org Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Indian Ocean

27 History Shapur, King of Persia, The Sassanian Empire ( AD) Reference: wikipedia.org

28 History Ctesiphopn, Sassanid Palace, Now in Iraq Reference: atlastours.net

29 History Reference: wikipedia.org Sassanid Dynasty invented Bank system. During the third century AD, banks in Persia and other territories in the Persian empire under Sassanid Empire issued letters of credit known as Sakks and is the root of the word cheque.

30 History Rhazes, 865 A.D., Chemist and Physician Discovered Sulfuric Acid and Alcohol Reference: wikipedia.org Khwarizmi, 800 A.D., Persian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and geographer, Inventor of Algorithm

31 History Avicennia, 980 A.D., Physician and Philosopher Author of The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine which was for seven centuries the standard medical text in European universities Reference: wikipedia.org

32 History Safavid Dynasty, Ruled from 1501 to 1736 A.D. Reference: wikipedia.org

33 History A Safavid King Reference: wikipedia.org

34 History A Safavid Palace, Isfahan

35 History Interior Design in a Safavid Palace Reference: wikipedia.org

36 History Qajar dynasty, Ruled from 1781 to 1925 B.C Reference: wikipedia.org

37 History Qajar Kings Reference: wikipedia.org

38 History Amir Kabir, Qajar Prime Minister Established the First Modern University in Iran in 1880s Reference: wikipedia.org

39 History Reza Shah (King Reza), Reference: wikipedia.org Mohammad Reza Shah, Pahlavi Dynasty

40 History King Mohammad Reza and Emress Reference: wikipedia.org King is crowning the Emress Pahlavi Dynasty

41 History Reference: Shah and President Lyndon, 1968Shah and President Kennedy, 1962 President Eisenhower Visits Iran, 1959 Shah and President Truman, 1949

42 History Shah and President Carter, 1977 President Nixon Visits Iran, 1972 Reference: Shah and President Ford, 1975 Shah and President Nixon, 1973

43 History Iranian Revolution, 1979 Reference: wikipedia.org

44 History Ayatollah Khomeini Iranian Revolution Leader, 1979 Reference: wikipedia.org

45 History On 22 September 1980 Iraq invaded Iran and this war lasted from September 1980 to August 1988 and about a million Iranians killed or wounded. On 9 December 1991, the UN Secretary-General declared Iraq as invader and the war ended. Reference: wikipedia.org

46 Natural Scenery

47 Reference: dreamview.net

48 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net

49 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net Fars News Agency

50 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net

51 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net

52 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net

53 Natural Scenery Reference: dreamview.net

54 Tourism Attractions

55 Reference: dreamview.net Chehel sotun, Esfahan Imam Square, Esfahan

56 Tourism Attractions Reference: dreamview.net shirazcity.org A mosque, Esfahan Eram Garden, Shiraz

57 Tourism Attractions Reference: dreamview.net Interior Design of mosques

58 Tourism Attractions Naqsh Jahan Square, Esfahan

59 Tourism Attractions Reference: dreamview.net Ahwaz Bridge, Ahwaz Alisadr Cave, Hamedan An Ancient Chruch, Isfahan Eel Goli, Tabriz

60 Tourism Attractions Reference: dreamview.net gettyiamges.com Ali Qapu, EsfahanFerdowsi Monument, Mashad Sioseh Pol(33 Bridges), EsfahanKhajoo Bridge Esfahan

61 Tourism Attractions Reference: dreamview.net flicker.com Hafez Monument, Shiraz Namak Abrood resort, Northern Iran

62 Tourism Attractions Reference: wildrussia.spb.ru Imam Reza holly shrine (All made of gold and silver), Mashad

63 Tourism Attractions Reference: CHN Photo Agency Kalut, the Biggest Cloddish Town of the World

64 Tourism Attractions Reference: mandalay.pl tourism.chn.ir Iranian Cappadocia: Kandovan

65 Tourism Attractions Reference: iranchamber.com flicker.com Salt Lake, Uromieh

66 Tourism Attractions Reference: flicker.com Qeshm Island

67 Tourism Attractions Reference: flicker.com Dolphin Park, Kish Island

68 Tourism Attractions Reference: floweroftheeast.com The second 7 star hotel of the world Flower of the east Kish Island

69 Tourism Attractions Reference: kishtpc.com Underground Town of Kariz, Kish Island

70 Tehran Capital of Iran

71 Tehran Reference: dreamview.com

72 Tehran Reference: dreamview.com flicker.com

73 Tehran Reference: flicker.com

74 Tehran Reference: flicker.com bia2.com

75 Tehran Reference: flicker.com

76 Tehran Reference: flicker.com

77 Tehran Reference: flicker.com

78 Tehran Reference: flicker.com

79 Tehran Reference: worldisround.com Samand, Iran made Car

80 Tehran Reference: worldisround.com Azadi Soccer Stadium Capacity 100,000, Tehran Hor Square, Tehran (Hor Means Freedman)

81 Tehran Reference: tehranmetro.com Subway Stations in Tehran

82 Social Life of Iranians

83 Before 1979 revolution

84 Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Students, Tehran University Iranian students at Berkeley University 1970

85 Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Reference: iranian.com Iranian Singers and Actresses

86 Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Reference: iranian.com Iranian Women Army Iranian Women Police

87 After 1979 revolution

88 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Youth

89 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Youth Participating in Presidential Polls Break Dance in the Street

90 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Fans of a Presidential Candidate Soccer Fans Iranian Youth

91 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Youth Soccer Fans

92 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Traffic Police

93 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Fashions

94 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: Associated Press Fars News Agency Iranian Women Soccer Players Iranian Women Rugby Players

95 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Wrestling Team Top Three of the World Iranian Soccer Team Top 20 of the World Reference: ipna.ir

96 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Soccer Fans in World Cup 2006

97 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Women Ice Skaters and Inline Skaters

98 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Women Polo PlayersIranian Women Golf Players

99 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Iranian Women Car Racers

100 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Tehran Symphonic Orchestra

101 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Persian New Year, 21 st of March

102 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: worldisround.com Last Wednesday of the Year Chahrshanbe Soori Fireworks, Dance and Jump over Fire

103 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Ski Resorts, Tehran

104 Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian People Sympathetic with American People after September 11 Teharn

105 ART and Iranians

106 Art and Iranians Reference: iranonline.com Iranian Miniature

107 Art and Iranians Reference: manhattanrugs.com Hand-knotted Persian Silk/wool Rug

108 Art and Iranians Reference: manhattanrugs.com Blue Tile Works

109 Art and Iranians Reference: salamiran.org Handicraft Copper Works

110 Famous Iranians

111 Christiane Amanpour Chief International Correspondent for the CNN Reference: wikipedia.org Anousheh Ansari First Female Private Space Tourism Dr. Ghasem Asrar Associate Administrator for Earth Science of NASA Bijan Davari IBM Fellow and Vice President

112 Famous Iranians Hossein Eslambolchi Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of AT&T Reference: wikipedia.org Prof. Mohammad Jamshidi A Member of the Advisory board of the NASA JPL's MARS Pathfinder Project Prof. Ali Javan Inventor of Gas Laser in 1960 Maria Khorsand President of Ericsson Company

113 Famous Iranians Omid Kordestani Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Field Operations of Google Reference: wikipedia.org Prof. Lotfi Zadeh Father of Fuzzy Logic Theorem, UC Berkley Professor Farzad Nazem Executive Vice President of Yahoo! Pierre M. Omidyar Founder and Chairman of the eBay

114 Famous Iranians Azadeh Tabazadeh Senior Research Scientist, Earth Science Division, NASA Reference: wikipedia.org Faryar Shirzad Former White House Deputy Assistant for International Economic Affairs to President George W. Bush Shirin Ebadi The First Iranian and the First Muslim Woman To Receive the Nobel Peace Prize Bijan Pakzad (Bijan) Designer of Menswear and Fragrances Owner of the most expensive store in the world in Beverly Hills, CA

115 Iranians in USA

116 In 1990 about 1,100,000 Iranians have been living in USA. In 1979, Iran has had the most student population abroad among all other countries and the most number of foreign students in US. 46% of Iranians in US have bachelors degree or higher. Reference: google.com

117 Iranians in USA It is estimated that about 800,000 Iranians live in California. The most population of Iranians, about 600,000, live in Los Angeles which is called Tehrangeles (Tehran-Los Angeles). Iranians live in Westwood district of L.A. Which is called Little Persia and is one of the most expensive districts of L.A. Reference: google.com wikipedia.org

118 Persian words in English language

119 Persian Words in English Language More than 500 Persian Words is estimated in English Language. of them are as follows: Algorithm (Khwarazmi) Beggar (bi-kaar) Bronze (birinj) Better (Behtar) Best (Beh ast) Candy (Ghandy) Caravan (kārawān) Cash (karsha) Caviar (khaviyar) Cheque(Check) (Chek) Chess (shah) Cow (Gav) Door (Darb) Guitar (Sitar) Far (Far) Further (Fartar) Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Persian_origin

120 Persian Words in English Language Jackal (shaghāl) Jasmine (yasmin) Khaki (khaki)Kebab (Kabab) Lemon (limoo)Lips (Lab) Magic (maguš) Orange (nāranj) Pajamas (pāë jāmah)Paradise (pairidaeza) Sandal (sandal) Sherry (Shiraz) Spinach (aspanakh) Sugar (shakar) Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Persian_origin

121 Thank You


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