Skip to comments.Islamic regime to submerge Iran's historical root (Persepolis & Pasargade)
Posted on 08/22/2005 1:02:15 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
The Islamic regime is to submerge part of Iran's past in a shameful historical cleansing, in order to avoid facing more nationalistic problems with future generations. The construction of a very controversial dam project is near completion and soon, the tomb of "Cyrus the Great" and "Persepolis" would be submerged under water.
Cyrus the Great (580-529 BC) (known as Kourosh in Persian; Kouros in Greek; Kores in Hebrew) was the first Achaemenian Emperor and founder of Iran, who issued a decree on his aims and policies, later hailed as his charter of the rights of nations. Inscribed on a clay cylinder, this is known to be the first declaration of Human Rights, and is now kept at the British Museum. A replica of this is also at the United Nations in New York. Part of his charter states: "I am Cyrus. King of the world. When I entered Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the land... I kept in view the needs of people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being... I put an end to their misfortune. The Great God has delivered all the lands into my hand; the lands that I have made to dwell in a peaceful habitation.... . .When my soldiers in great numbers peacefully entered Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people... I kept in view the needs of people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being... Freed all the slaves... I put an end to their misfortune and slavery (referring to the Jews and other religious minorities). The Great God has delivered all the lands into my hand; the lands that I have made to dwell in a peaceful habitation... " http://www.livius.org/ct-cz/cyrus_I/babylon05.html#Cyrus
The founder of Iran was upright, a great leader of men, generous and benevolent. He's qualified by many as an enlightened liberator, not a heroic conqueror, because of his tolerance and respect for the customs and religions of every region of his great empire. Some might argue that Cyrus was the founder of "multiculturalism. "The Hellenes, whom he conquered regarded him as 'Law-giver' and the Jews as 'the anointed of the Lord'. He freed them from slavery, in Babylonia and helped them to re-build the Temple of David in Jerusalem.
He established a type of federal government for his vast Empire and appointed a governor (satrapi) to represent him in each province. However the administration, legislation, and cultural activities of each province was the responsibility of the Satraps. According to the Greek historian, Xenophon, Cyrus is also reputed to have devised the first postal system. (Achaemenide achievements).
It's believed that the Islamic regime's decision to destroy Cyrus' tomb is due to clerics' fear of what he did represent and the increase of nationalistic sentiments among Iranians. These fears have been boosted as more Iranians are turning from Islam and especially following the news on the future release of a British-US movie on the life of Cyrus the Great. The un-Iranian Islamic regime and its propaganda machine have already labeled the movie as a US-Zionist conspiracy intending to undermine Islam. The independent 80 million dollars budget movie is to be made outside Iran. http://www.chahayagroup.com/
The dogmatic Islamist clerics are considering as pagan anything related to Iran of before the Islamic invasion of 14 centuries ago and a direct threat to their backwarded and barbarian ideology. The Islamists have shown, at several occasions,, their animosity about ancient Iran and are considering it as something 'dirty' while ancient Iran was monotheist and was following Zoroaster guidances of "Good Thought, Good Deed, Good Speak". No slavery was existing in Iran of that time, while Arab conquerors were killing or taking as slave all those who were not accepting the Islamic religion. Many theologists believe that the Abrahamic religions are all inspired from Zoroastrianism.
It's to note that the Islamic republic regime is usurping Iran's chair at the UN and it's a member of UNESCO.
This is not the kind of thing that they tell the people.
I don't know where your uncle lives, but if he doesn't live in the immediate vicinity of Persepolis, he may not know about it.
He's in the US, but has lots of family over there.
The Iranian mullahs do not deserve their lofty perches of power, and the deliberate destruction of these priceless treasures should be enough in and of itself for the Iranian people to finally rise up and dispatch the mullahs straight to hell courtesy of the end of a rope.
Well I hope we do in the Mullahs before they can commit this unspeakable crime against Persian culture and humanity. I believe generally Iranians feel they have a superior culture to the Arabs'. If this is so, why the appeal of Islam, which replaces indigenous for Arabian historical consciousness?
This would be a tragic loss.
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I'm thinking their more submerged over oil.
Check that cartoon here!
And the left want President Bush to deal with these idiots?
Iran is a beautiful, green and lovely country!
That is so bad your Media portray my people like bunch of idiots!
You should come and visit Iran to understand what I say!
The regime is different than us, they are not our legitimate rulers!
It's true the Aswan dam lead to the saving of many important sites (at great cost and expense) but it was
a NEEDED project, and not done to destroy Egypt's heritage.
Even the Egyptian government was for saving those sites.
This, this is a travesty.
The rulers of today Iran are not real Iranians. That is why they don't care!
What can we do to stop this madness ??
I don't think we can do much!
Marvdasht Historical Sites Gradually Destructed
From the above link
Moreover, the joint activities of Iranian and American archaeologists were launched one month ago in Marvdasht, aiming at completing work done before the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
The team has so far discovered 22 fortresses and settlement areas dating to the Sassanid dynasty, early Islamic era, and third millennium BC.
As the American supervisor of the team,Tobin Hartnell, a PhD student of the University of Chicago, suggests, the settlement areas seem to have been villages, each two to six hectare vast. The fortresses show that we have discovered an important ancient settlement there.
LOL...over, under...it's all good.
This is not funny!
Mid-West of Iran