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  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/2014 | By Alan Duke, CNN
    (CNN) -- Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • Report: Miley Cyrus blew off Make-A-Wish kid

    03/27/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-27-2014 | Taylor Bigler
    Miley Cyrus was too busy creating terrible music to pay attention to a Make-A-Wish kid. Miley Hodge, a seven-year-old girl with a fatal form of osteosarcoma, wanted to meet Justin Bieber more than anything in the world. But Bieber was clearly busy either getting arrested or smoking weed or both, so Hodge had to settle for her second favorite celebrity, Miley Cyrus. According to Radar Online, the Hodge family flew to Los Angeles, Calif. to meet Cyrus and were made to wait a week before finally meeting her at a recording studio. “The family went to Los Angeles and were...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • I Want to Make Heaven My Home: what an ancient Biblical event can teach us about life today

    09/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In daily Mass for the past number of days we’ve been reading from the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. These books deal with the return of the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity.Most modern-day Christians have only a passing knowledge of these aspects of ancient Jewish history and these events may seem to have little to say to us. But in fact, they speak quite powerfully of very important human struggles today. Thus, a review of these historical events seems in order, as well as an application of them to our life and struggles today.To begin, the Jewish people, as...
  • Crashing and Burning in 2013

    12/30/2013 2:29:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 12-29-13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Recent polls suggest Barack Obama has become a turn-off. Why? In part, all presidents wear on Americans. Their presence has become as ubiquitous in our lives as the busts of the emperor Augustus dotting the Mediterranean world. So who wouldn’t annoy after speaking and appearing on our screens 24/7 for five years? But in Obama’s case, two character traits made him especially aggravating this year. Both explain why vero possumus and hope and change have descended to “you can keep your plan, period.” ~snip~ Why so? Few care to speculate anymore other than the obvious that his cursus honorum was...
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Spends Big on Miley’s Birthday Present

    11/26/2013 7:50:35 AM PST · by fungoking · 50 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 11/26/13 | Hallie Stephens
    Miley Cyrus may have turned 21 years old on Saturday, but she's still her daddy's little girl. "Omg! Insider" was on the red carpet at the American Music Awards on Sunday and caught up with Billy Ray Cyrus who revealed what he gave to his famous daughter for the big birthday. "I got to surprise her with her first motorcycle," the country singer told us. "She immediately jumped right on it!" he added. Miley's doting dad went all out on the gift, spending a whopping $24,000 on the customized Can-Am Spyder ATV! And it looks as if the "Wrecking Ball"...
  • Sinead O'Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus

    10/03/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 103 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/03/2013 | Grady Smith
    I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way “cool” to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked...
  • Race Hustler Obama Transforms “I have a dream” Into “Dreams From My Father”

    08/28/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-28-2013 | MOTUS
    I wasn’t going to comment on the bizarro performance by Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards show, butt this morning I asked myself, “should I be the only person exercising such restraint?”Daddy’s little skank: nice job Billy RayEspecially when I found out that her performance was not only raunchy, butt racist as well. (SNIP)So in an attempt to make reparations for Miley’s offense against the race baiters, I will spend a few minutes today commemorating the sentiments of the truly inspirational Dr. Martin Luther King. While doing so, I will also take the opportunity to reflect on just how far...
  • An American Satyricon [VDH]

    08/27/2013 6:49:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Our elites would be right at home in Petronius’s world of debauchery and bored melodrama. Sometime in the mid-first century a.d., an otherwise little known consular official, Gaius Petronius, wrote a brilliant satirical novel about the gross and pretentious new Roman-imperial elite. The Satyricon is an often-cruel parody about how the Roman agrarian republic of old had degenerated into a wealth-obsessed, empty society of wannabe new elites, flush with money, and both obsessed with and bored with sex. Most of the Satyricon is lost. But in its longest surviving chapter — “Dinner with Trimalchio” — Petronius might as well have...
  • Babylonian artifact the Cyrus Cylinder shown in US for 1st time

    08/11/2013 12:32:06 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Times Colonist ^ | 7 March 2013 | n/c
    WASHINGTON - A nearly 2,600-year-old clay cylinder described as the world's first human rights declaration is being shown for the first time in the United States. The Cyrus Cylinder from ancient Babylon ... The cylinder carries an account, written in cuneiform, of how Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 B.C. and would allow freedom of worship and abolish forced labour. The account also confirms a story from the Bible's Old Testament, describing how Cyrus released people held captive to go back to their homes, including the Jews' return to Jerusalem to build the Temple.
  • The History Channel's Bible Series, Episode 3

    03/17/2013 8:19:12 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 47 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | March 17, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Episode 3 is expected to see a ratings bump with the first appearance of Jesus, played by the Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado. Though Morgado does not look like a Middle Eastern Semite, the producers have the age right. Morgado is 33, the age of Jesus at his death. The History Channel's third episode of the Bible takes huge leaps through history. It moves from the Babylonian captivity to the baptism of Jesus. It is dramatic and entertaining, but as with episodes 1 and 2, it lacks historical grounding and fails to present the cultural complexities of Abraham's Horite descendants, especially...
  • Miley Cyrus flashes midriff, shows off new arm tattoo of Theodore Roosevelt quote

    07/11/2012 4:23:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 11, 2012 | BY ALEX STEINMAN
    The 19-year-old star stepped out in West Hollywood Tuesday to reveal her latest tattoo, a quote from a 1910 speech from President Theodore Roosevelt on her left forearm. “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat,” the tattoo reads, according to Us Weekly. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/miley-cyrus-flashes-midriff-shows-new-arm-tattoo-theodore-roosevelt-quote-article-1.1112179#ixzz20MLaAOva
  • Giving Their ALL

    05/28/2012 5:40:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 28, 2012 | annem040359
    Early this morning is when I am blogging this very special blog entry on this Memorial Day 2012. On this Memorial Day 2012, had the opportunity to both watch and listen to country and western singer Billy Ray Cyrus‘s song about this day, “Some Gave All.” This song sums up in full why the United States of America on this and each and every Memorial Day as one year passes to another it gives this holiday its full meaning. The man in the song, Sandy Kane, who became the teacher and teaches the lesson of not only being thankful for...
  • Miley Cyrus Gets Tattoo for Marriage Equality (Homosexual Agenda in Hollywood Alert)

    07/31/2011 1:54:32 AM PDT · by channel55 · 68 replies
    "Miley Cyrus has gotten a tattoo on her ring finger for marriage equality. She has also taken to twitter to tell her fans about it. We congratulate her on taking REAL action for marriage equality. Too many people 'personally support' marriage equality but are doing nothing for it. That's just a shame. If you support marriage equality and do nothing about it, nothing will happen."
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Scared For Daughter Miley

    02/15/2011 9:21:29 AM PST · by Sopater · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2011
    Country crooner Billy Ray Cyrus blames Disney's "Hannah Montana" for his daughter Miley Cyrus' issues, angrily saying "the damn show destroyed my family," the New York Post reported Tuesday. Blaming publicists and Miley's handlers, Cyrus gives an anguished interview in GQ's March issue, where he adds he wishes "Hannah Montana" never happened. "I hate to say it, but yes, I do. I'd take it back in a second," said Cyrus, who is divorcing Miley's mother, Tish. Reflecting on Miley's controversial moments -- including seductive photos on the internet, pole-dancing at the Teen Choice Awards, and posing for Vanity Fair draped...
  • Can’t Be Tamed ["Producing entire generations of Lolitas"]

    11/16/2010 2:59:20 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 29 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | by Kristia Cavere
    With her eighteenth birthday one week away, it seems that, more than ever, Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed even when her sexualized new image is causing her popularity and her profits from sales to drop. Her new video, “Who Owns My Heart,” features Miley writhing in bed with no pants, with brief flashes of her black underwear, and her provocatively dancing with both genders. This video recently caused the traditional group Parents Television Council, who coincidentally has her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, on their advisory board, to release a statement expressing their disappointment. This is not the first time that...
  • Extracts of Cyrus Cylinder found in China

    08/03/2010 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 44+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 02 Aug 2010 | Martin Bailey
    British Museum curator has identified cuneiform text inscribed on horse bones Two fossilised horse bones with cuneiform inscriptions have been found in China, carved with extracts from the Cyrus Cylinder. They were initially dismissed as fakes because of the improbability of ancient Persian texts turning up in Beijing. But following new research, British Museum (BM) specialist Irving Finkel is now convinced of their authenticity. This discovery looks set to transform our knowledge about what is arguably the most important surviving cuneiform text, written in the world’s earliest script. Dating from 539BC, the Cyrus Cylinder was ceremonially buried in the walls...
  • 'Cyrus' a hilarious take on the Oedipus complex

    07/10/2010 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    WOAI ^ | 07/10/2010 | Reported by: Kiko Martinez
    If you can handle the weird, incestuous atmosphere that lingers throughout, “Cyrus” is a must-see summer comedy that doesn’t fit the broad summer comedy mold by any means. The Duplasses have transitioned well into the big leagues and have done so, it seems, on what made them such a delight to begin with.
  • Miley Cyrus simulates lesbian lip lock in 'Britain's Got Talent' performance

    06/04/2010 8:50:38 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1,537+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/04/2010 | Kristie Cavanagh
    Miley Cyrus is not that innocent. Taking a cue from fellow ex-Disney star Britney Spears, the "Hannah Montana" star simulated a girl-on-girl kiss with a female backup dancer during her Thursday night performance on "Britain's Got Talent." Unlike Spears, however, who famously lip locked with Madonna at the 2003 MTV Awards, Miley stopped short of actually kissing the dancer - the two only thrust their lips toward one another.
  • Now Miley Cyrus's nine-year-old sister launches risqué clothing line for pre-teens

    02/04/2010 2:32:40 AM PST · by tlb · 72 replies · 2,877+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04th February 2010 | staff
    Miley Cyrus's nine-year-old sister is set to raise eyebrows again with news she is launching a clothing line for children. Noah, who is not even high school age yet, is teaming up with best friend Emily Grace Reaves, eight, and Ooh! La, La! Couture designers for the project. The two youngsters will release the 'trendy, sweet, yet edgy' designs in time for Valentine's Day. However, parents may raise an eyebrow or two at the grown-up nature of the slightly risqué designs. But whatever spin is put on it, some will see the venture as a little perverse. Back in October,...
  • Iran warns British Museum over Cyrus cylinder

    01/07/2010 4:40:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 64 replies · 1,530+ views
    Press TV ^ | Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:50:33 GMT | NAT/MTM/AKM
    Tehran will cease cooperation with the British Museum in London until it loans the Cyrus the Great Cylinder to the National Museum of Iran. The clay cylinder is inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform with an account by Cyrus II, king of Persia (559-530 BC). The Cyrus Cylinder is described as the world's first charter of human rights. ....... Iranian officials called on the British Museum to loan the country's ancient cylinder,..... said Hamid Baqaei “If the British Museum continues to make excuses for not loaning the artifact to the National Museum, we will, unfortunately, cease any cooperation with them, including archaeological...
  • Billy Ray Swaps Daughter's Purity for Fame

    08/11/2009 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Comedylover · 49 replies · 2,385+ views
    In a remarkably disturbing display of what happens when Hollywood is in control of a child, the once-sweet Miley Cyrus, in shorts that would make Madonna blush, did a pole dance on the Teen Choice Awards. Miley, the Hanna Montana star, is just 16-years-old.
  • Jamie Foxx: Miley Cyrus should make a sex tape

    04/14/2009 10:38:35 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 63 replies · 2,799+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-14-2009 | AP
    Jamie Foxx launched a crude attack on teen sensation Miley Cyrus on his Sirius satellite radio show, saying: "Make a sex tape and grow up!"
  • Iran Plans on Destroying Tomb of King Cyrus, Friend of the Jews

    01/13/2008 10:57:06 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 56 replies · 1,260+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 13, 2008 | Ezra HaLevi
    Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus (Coresh), the Persian King known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Holy Temple. According to a report by Omedia, an Iranian organization is demanding that the International Criminal Court take action against those responsible. The Iranian ayatollahs are planning on destroying the tomb as part of a general campaign to sever the Persian people from their non-Islamic heritage; Cyrus was thought to be a Zoroastrian and was one of the first rulers to enforce a policy of religious tolerance on his huge kingdom. Journalist...
  • Tomb of Cyrus the Great under Threat in Iran

    10/05/2007 1:52:58 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 723+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 10/05/07 | Fredrik Dahl and Reza Derakhshi-Salmasi
    PASARGADAE, Iran -- For the people protesting against it, a new dam near these sun-drenched ruins may be more than an environmental upheaval: In it they see an affront to the country's pre-Islamic identity. For 2,500 years, the tomb of Cyrus the Great has stood on the plain at Pasargadae, in southern Iran, a simple but dignified monument to a king revered as the founder of the mighty Persian empire. But some fear the dam and reservoir pose a threat to the ancient structure. They say the project may increase humidity in the arid area near the city of Shiraz,...
  • The Path to Hysteria

    09/18/2006 3:40:53 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies · 1,392+ views
    The Opinion Journal ^ | September 18,2006 | CYRUS NOWRASTEH
    I am neither an activist, politician or partisan, nor an ideologue of any stripe. What I am is a writer who takes his job very seriously, as do most of my colleagues: Also, one who recently took on the most distressing and important story it will ever fall to me to tell. I considered it a privilege when asked to write the script for "The Path to 9/11." I felt duty-bound from the outset to focus on a single goal--to represent our recent pre-9/11 history as the evidence revealed it to be. The American people deserve to know that history:...
  • Destruction of Historic Sites in Iran Taliban Style

    09/16/2006 3:05:13 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 24 replies · 804+ views
    RoozOnline ^ | 9/16/06 | RoozOnline
    With the launching of Chinese style cultural revolution by the president of Iran and following the clashes between professionals and government officials over the protection of Isfahan’s historic sites, news reports indicate that similar quarrels are heating up now in Kermanshah province over its historic sites. By recalling the events that took place in Isfahan, archeology experts argue that planning the underground metro system in Kermanshah on the regions that are registered as national historic sites is not an accidental event. It is completely planned and derives from the perspective that views all focus on pre-Islamic events in the region...
  • Under Tremendous Pressure, Mullahs Agree To Renovate Tomb Of "Cyrus The Great"

    06/06/2006 2:11:28 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 907+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 5-29-2006
    Under tremendous pressure, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great" May 29, 2006 Thanks to Iranian arab-parast, tomb of founder of Iran Zamin covered with dust but tomb of their beloved cowered arab imam whom ran away to Iran for dear life, covered with gold Under tremendous pressure by Iranian People, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great". A team of experts have recently began renovating the tomb of Cyrus the Great at the ancient site of Pasargad in southern province of Fars. Several megaliths of the tomb have been stolen over time and the renovation...
  • A Rush to Excavate Ancient Iranian Sites

    11/30/2005 7:46:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 589+ views
    N.Y.Times ^ | Nov. 27, 2005
    A Rush to Excavate Ancient Iranian Sites NAZILA FATHI November 27, 2005 TEHRAN, Nov. 26 - Archaeologists from around the world have been rushing to excavate scores of newly identified ancient sites in southern Iran before the area is flooded by a new dam. Iran has been planning for a decade to build the Sivand Dam in Fars Province, between the ruins of the ancient Persian cities of Persepolis and Pasargadae. But the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization knew little about the broader region until three years ago, when archaeologists identified 129 potentially important sites in the region that will be...
  • For Jews, there have always been two Irans (Good Article)

    11/12/2005 9:59:51 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | Abbas Milani
    The Bible is full of praise for Persia (today's much-maligned Iran) and for its rulers. In the Book of Ezra, God speaks through the proclamations of Cyrus, the king of Persia, who declares, "The Lord God of Heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem." Cyrus acceded to this divine command, and thus was the Second Temple in Jerusalem built. In other parts of the Old Testament, there is ringing praise of Cyrus as God's "anointed" and the "chosen" ruler, who freed Jews from their Babylonian...
  • Herodutus Life Situation Affected his History

    10/02/2005 1:59:19 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 13 replies · 2,583+ views
    How the life Herodotus lived affected his history writing is a subject of dispute among many experts The question of how social conditions affecting Herodotus’s personal life affected his writing history may raise many disputes among historians. “The state where Herodotus was born in was under Persian Empire at that time; it was governed by Lygdamis, who put to death the poet Panyasis, a relative of Herodotus, for opposition and riots against Persia. Following this event, Herodotus had to leave his native city and went to Samos Island in Athena, and ever since he inhabited in Greek lands. But since...
  • Modern Iran unveils marvels of Ancient Persian Empire

    09/07/2005 9:09:47 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 12 replies · 797+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 7, 2005
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran, at loggerheads with the West over its nuclear ambitions, has put tension to one side and lent a treasure trove of artefacts from Ancient Persia to a new exhibition at the British Museum. Organisers were concerned the exhibition may not happen at all after hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected the Islamic state's president in June. "We certainly were worried for a time that we wouldn't receive any objects," said curator John Curtis. "But happily that wasn't the case, and everybody decided to go ahead with the exhibition." "Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia," which opens...
  • Your signature is needed to save History of Persia!

    08/31/2005 5:08:22 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 24 replies · 550+ views
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    SIGN HERE PLEASE The Mullahs of Iran are about to destroy the ancient persian monuments in south of Iran by submerging them. Please sign the petition to help save the history of Persia. Please forward the link to your friends & relatives and those who are interested for more signatures! Your help is appreciated...
  • Islamic regime to submerge Iran's historical root (Persepolis & Pasargade)

    08/22/2005 1:02:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 92 replies · 3,247+ views
    SMCCDI ^ | Aug 21, 2005
    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...
  • U.S. Filmmaker Among 5 Arrested in Iraq

    07/07/2005 9:50:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 806+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/05 | Jeremiah Marquis - AP
    LOS ANGELES - Cyrus Kar's family says his passion for the documentary film he was working on about an ancient Persian ruler led to his being locked up in a military jail outside Baghdad in May. Kar was arrested after Iraqi security forces allegedly seized several dozen washing machine timers — components frequently used in terrorist bombs — in the taxi in which he was traveling. Kar says the timers were owned by the driver. Now, relatives of the 44-year-old Iranian-American and U.S. Navy veteran have sued the government to gain his freedom. They contend Kar's detention tramples on his...
  • Cyrus the Great: the decree of return for the Jews; 539 B.C.

    07/03/2005 9:24:03 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 652+ views
    Iran Chamber ^ | 7/03/05 | Iran Chamber
    I am Kurash [ "Cyrus" ], King of the World, Great King, Legitimate King, King of Babilani, King of Kiengir and Akkade, King of the four rims of the earth, Son of Kanbujiya, Great King, King of Hakhamanish, Grandson of Kurash, Great king, King of Hakhamanish, descendant of Chishpish, Great king, King of Hakhamanish, of a family which always exercised kingship; whose rule Bel and Nebo love, whom they want as king to please their hearts. When I entered Babilani as a friend and when I established the seat of the government in the palace of the ruler under jubilation...
  • Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy [Zoroastrian leader mentioned 23 times in Bible]

    06/12/2005 9:42:09 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 1,209+ views
    Christian Coutier ^ | 6/12/05 | Wayne Jackson
    One of the truly astounding prophecies of the Bible is found in the last verse of Isaiah 44, together with chapter 45:1ff, (an unfortunate chapter break). It has to do with Cyrus, king of Persia. According to the historian Herodotus (i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years later he conquered the Medes, thus unifying the kingdoms of the Medes and the Persians. Cyrus is mentioned some 23 times in the literature of the Old Testament. Isaiah refers to Cyrus as Jehovah’s “shepherd,” the Lord’s “anointed,” who was providentially...
  • Simple Message for the Whole World: "Call Me an Iranian, Not a Moslem"

    06/03/2005 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 46 replies · 1,308+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | May 05 | Farhad Mafie
    "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama By Farhad Mafie November 16, 2003 Hold on to Your Hat! Some days the Persian Gulf is referred to as the Arabian Gulf. Some days Rumi?the great Iranian poet and philosopher?is referred to as a poet from Afghanistan or a poet from Turkey. Some days Sina or Avicenna, Râzi, Farabi, Birouni?the great Iranian scientists?are referred to as Arab scientists. Some days Iranian arts are referred to as Islamic arts...
  • Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy

    10/13/2004 12:49:51 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 1,108+ views
    Iranian Cultural Heritage ^ | 10/13/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
    One of the truly astounding prophecies of the Bible is found in the last verse of Isaiah 44, together with chapter 45:1ff, (an unfortunate chapter break). It has to do with Cyrus, king of Persia. According to the historian Herodotus (i.46), Cyrus was the son of Cambyses I. He came to the Persian throne in 559 B.C. Nine years later he conquered the Medes, thus unifying the kingdoms of the Medes and the Persians. Cyrus is mentioned some 23 times in the literature of the Old Testament. Isaiah refers to Cyrus as Jehovah’s “shepherd,” the Lord’s “anointed,” who was providentially...
  • 2,500-year-old charter of rights to revisit Iran [Cyrus the Great]

    09/10/2004 8:56:28 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 30 replies · 992+ views
    Smccdi/News.Indep.Co.uk ^ | 9/11/04 | Louise Jury
    The British Museum is to lend Iran one of its most famous antiquities, which is regarded as the first charter of human rights, 30 years after its loan to the Shah triggered a fierce diplomatic row. The inscriptions on the clay drum known as the Cyrus Cylinder detail the conquest of the Babylon of Belshazzar and Nebuchadnezzar by the 6th-century BC Persian king, Cyrus the Great. It was the Iraq/Iran war of the time. The victory made Cyrus the leader of the first world empire, stretching from Egypt to China. Cyrus proved a model ruler. He describes on the cylinder...
  • Photo Series: Persepolis, Iran - Capital of Persian Empire [History]

    08/27/2004 9:42:57 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 34 replies · 3,251+ views
    Iranian ^ | 8/27/04 | Iranian
    Cyrus the Great Cylinder, The First Charter of Human Rights By 546 BCE, Cyrus had defeated Croesus, the Lydian king of fabled wealth, and had secured control of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, Armenia, and the Greek colonies along the Levant. Moving east, he took Parthia (land of the Arsacids, not to be confused with Parsa, which was to the southwest), Chorasmis, and Bactria. He besieged and captured Babylon in 539 and released the Jews who had been held captive there, thus earning his immortalization in the Book of Isaiah. When he died in 529, Cyrus's kingdom extended as...
  • Quarries Providing Stone for Persepolis Discovered

    07/10/2004 8:09:04 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 5 replies · 1,193+ views
    Payvand ^ | 7/10/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
    Archeologists have discovered quarries mined for stones used in constructing and decorating Persepolis, the splendid capital city of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 B.C.). Working on the Parse and Pasargadae Project, experts found out stones used in Persepolis had been quarried from some mines located in the Marvdasht plateau. “Over the past year, we have discovered 11 mines in the highland area, all pointing to the fact that they had been the main source for different kinds of stones used in Achaemenids’ palaces,” said Hamid Amanollahi, head of the research team in Marvdasht. He added the archeologists are going to continue...
  • New Plan to Renovate Iran's Historical Cyrus Mausoleum

    07/11/2004 3:41:05 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 1,254+ views
    Payvand ^ | 7/10/04 | Payvand
    The mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, would be buttressed and renovated following its recent inscription on UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List. The mausoleum is part of the Pasargadae historical site, added as Iran’s sixth entry on the list during the 28th Session of the World heritage Committee in China. It is one of the outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and an exceptional testimony of Persian Civilization. Dating back to 2,500 years ago, the burial chamber is surrounded by royal gardens and has been a sacred place ever since,...
  • Disgusting Mullahs of Iran At It Again [No hidden bias here!]

    04/21/2004 8:22:02 PM PDT · by Eala · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 4/21/2004 | unk
    Artefact 90920 is wending its way from the British Museum to Tehran, where it has fired debate between those who see it as a national icon and others who say it represents all that is worst about Iran's pre-Islamic past. The controversial relic is an unassuming 23-centimetre-long (9-inch) cylinder of baked clay covered in densely packed lines of Babylonian cuneiform script. It is generally agreed to be the world's first human rights charter -- but Islamic conservatives [hardliners] say it is redolent of paganism and a monarchy ousted in the 1979 revolution. The British Museum's keeper of Near Eastern...
  • Iranians going back to pre-Islamic Days

    06/08/2003 7:36:40 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 626+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/8/03 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    KISH ISLAND, Iran (AP) -- It started small -- a few babies named after the pre-Islamic heroes Darius or Cyrus, a bit more government money for preserving ancient sites, advertisers using the image of the ruins of Persepolis to sell salad dressing and motorbikes. Now comes modern Iran's most audacious salute yet to a Persian past that Islamic fundamentalists would rather forget. It's a $125 million hotel built in the style of Persepolis, all graceful columns, statues of winged bulls with human faces and bas reliefs showing envoys bearing gifts for ancient Achaemenian kings -- decorations that violate Islam's ban...
  • Epic about Cyrus the Great becomes costliest UK film

    05/17/2003 8:25:19 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 357+ views
    Guardian ^ | 5/17/03 | Guardian
    An action adventure with a cast of thousands about the Persian emperor Cyrus is set to become the most expensive British film ever made. Oscar-nominated director Alex Jovey, who has only made one previous feature, hopes to start shooting the $80m (£49m) epic in December. It is the first film about the shepherd boy who founded an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to India. Jovey, 32, said he wanted to create spectacular battle scenes reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers but with the sweep of Lawrence of Arabia "and the kind of authenticity you can...