I once knew an Iranian woman. She was from the line of high aristocracy and is a limousine liberal in a true sense.
She was always so proud of Persian civilization, which was fine with me. However, she got quite defensive whenever Sumerian civilization was mentioned. In those occasions, she never forgot to insist that all Mesopotamian civilizations were Persian. She was definitely overreaching.
Now I hope that this new findings may make her less defensive.:)
Am I the only one who notices how much this fails to follow?
They found 63 types of shell that aren't edible. That would appear to prove that shells got there for a reason besides eating. Maybe the sea wasn't where they think it was, then. Maybe sea shells were money. Maybe collectors collected collections. None of which have anything to do with eating.
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Iran has a salvage but noble history. Up to a few years ago, I think the qanats (man-made underground aqueducts) supplied something like 60% of the water supply for Tehran.
And I have read that in ancient times, they would dig huge pits, line them with straw. Caravans of camels would haul ice down from the mountains in the spring, the ice was covered.
The nobles would still have ice for their drinks in August.
It was a tragedy that the city of Bam was almost destroyed. There was alot of architectural marvels there.
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