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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
    • Modern 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. General Information 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 Iran’s Flag Reference: CIA Facebook
  • 10. General Information Iranian Bank Notes
  • 11. General Information Race Background: Aria (Arya) Area: 1.648 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 (age 15 and over can read and write): more than 80% Reference: CIA Facebook
  • 12. General Information Capital: Tehran Calendar: Persian Calendar This year: 1386 A Solar Calendar which is more Accurate than Gregorian Clanedar Persian New Year: 21 st March Official Language: Farsi (Persian) Reference: CIA Facebook
  • 13. General Information Semi Arid Mountains Forests Arid
  • 14. Brief History
  • 15. History Zoroaster, Iranian Prophet (1200 B.C.) Reference:
  • 16. History Achaemenian Empires (3200 BCE – 330 BCE) Reference: Mediterranean Sea Black Sea
  • 17. 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:
  • 18. History All Nations Gate, Statue of Xerxes the Great, Persepolis, Achaemenian Capital Reference:
  • 19. History Persepolis, Achaemenian Capital Reference:
  • 20. History Apadana, Achaemenian Kings Monument Reference:
  • 21. History Pasargad, Monument of Cyrus the Great Reference:
  • 22. History Persepolis, Achaemenian Soldiers Reference:
  • 23. History The First Human Rights Document Ever Made by Kourosh, King of Persia Achaemenian Era Reference:
  • 24. History The first credible claim for the development of a real postal system comes from Persia , A Post Station (Chaparkhane), Achaemenian Era Reference:
  • 25. History The Sassanian Empire (602-629 AD) Reference: Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Indian Ocean
  • 26. History Shapur, King of Persia, The Sassanian Empire (602-629 AD) Reference:
  • 27. History Ctesiphopn, Sassanid Palace, Now in Iraq Reference:
  • 28. History Reference: 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.
  • 29. History Rhazes, 865 A.D., Chemist and Physician Discovered Sulfuric Acid and Alcohol Reference: Khwarizmi , 800 A.D., Persian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and geographer, Inventor of Algorithm
  • 30. 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:
  • 31. History Safavid Dynasty, Ruled from 1501 to 1736 A.D. Reference:
  • 32. History A Safavid King Reference:
  • 33. History Ferdosi,A Famous Poet Reference:
  • 34. History A Safavid Palace, Isfahan
  • 35. History Interior Design in a Safavid Palace Reference:
  • 36. History Qajar dynasty, Ruled from 1781 to 1925 B.C Reference:
  • 37. History Qajar Kings Reference:
  • 38. History Reza Shah (King Reza), 1924-1941 Reference: Mohammad Reza Shah, 1941-1979 Pahlavi Dynasty
  • 39. History King Mohammad Reza and Emress Reference: King is crowning the Emress Pahlavi Dynasty
  • 40. History Reference: Shah and President Lyndon, 1968 Shah and President Kennedy, 1962 President Eisenhower Visits Iran, 1959 Shah and President Truman, 1949
  • 41. History Shah and President Carter, 1977 President Nixon Visits Iran, 1972 Reference: Shah and President Ford, 1975 Shah and President Nixon, 1973
  • 42. History Iranian Revolution, 1979 Reference:
  • 43. 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:
  • 44. Social Life of Iranians
  • 45. Before 1979 revolution
  • 46. Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Students, Tehran University Iranian students at Berkeley University 1970
  • 47. Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Reference: Iranian Singers and Actresses
  • 48. Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Reference: Iranian Women Army Iranian Women Police
  • 49. Social Life Before 1979 Revolution Ski Resorts, Tehran
  • 50. Reference: Tehran Symphonic Orchestra Social Life Before 1979 Revolution
  • 51. Social Life Before 1979 evolution Reference: Persian New Year, 21 st of March
  • 52. after 1979 revolution
  • 53.  
  • 54. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: Iranian Youth
  • 55. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Youth Participating in Presidential Polls
  • 56. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Ordinary People
  • 57. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Woman Police
  • 58. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Police
  • 59. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Fashions
  • 60. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: Associated Press Fars News Agency Iranian Women Soccer Players Iranian Women Rugby Players
  • 61. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian Wrestling Team Iranian Soccer Team Reference:
  • 62. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Reference: Iranian Women Ice Skaters Iranian Women Car Racers
  • 63. Social Life after 1979 Revolution Iranian People Sympathetic with American People after September 11 Teharn
  • 64. ART and Iranians
  • 65. Art and Iranians Reference: Iranian Miniature
  • 66. Art and Iranians Reference: Hand-knotted Persian Silk/wool Rug
  • 67. Art and Iranians Reference: Blue Tile Works
  • 68. Art and Iranians Reference: Handicraft Copper Works
  • 69. Famous Iranians
  • 70. Famous Iranians Ezatolah Entezami The Best Actor in Iran Reference: Dr. Jalali IT Professor Dr. M. Hosien Mandegar Heart Surgeon Abbas Kiarostami The Famous Director
  • 71. Famous Iranians Dr. Firouz Naderi Associate director of NASA’s Reference: Prof. Sadeghi Heart Surgeon Dr. Ehsan Yarshater Chief of Encyclopaedia Iranica Shoreh Aghdashloo The Famous Actor
  • 72. Famous Iranians Christiane Amanpour Chief International Correspondent for the CNN Reference: Anousheh Ansari First Female Private Space Tourism Dr. Ghasem Asrar Associate Administrator for Earth Science of NASA Bijan Davari IBM Fellow and Vice President
  • 73. Famous Iranians Hossein Eslambolchi Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of AT&T Reference: Prof. Mohammad Jamshidi A Member of the Advisory board of the NASA JPL's MARS Pathfinder Project Prof. Ali Javan Inventor of Solid Laser in 1960 Maria Khorsand President of Ericsson Company
  • 74. Famous Iranians Omid Kordestani Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Field Operations of Google Reference: 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
  • 75. Famous Iranians Azadeh Tabazadeh Senior Research Scientist, Earth Science Division, NASA Reference: 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
  • 76. Iranians is USA
  • 77. Iranian Soccer Fans in World Cup 2006 U.S.A
  • 78. Natural Scenery
  • 79. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 80. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 81. Natural Scenery Reference: Fars News Agency
  • 82. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 83. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 84. Natural Scenery Cheshmeh Sort
  • 85. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 86. Natural Scenery Reference:
  • 87. Tourism Attractions
  • 88. Tourism Attractions Reference: Chehel sotun, Esfahan Imam Square, Esfahan
  • 89. Tourism Attractions Reference: A mosque, Esfahan Eram Garden, Shiraz
  • 90. Tourism Attractions Reference: Interior Design of mosques
  • 91. Tourism Attractions Naqsh Jahan Square, Esfahan
  • 92. Tourism Attractions Reference: Ahwaz Bridge, Ahwaz Alisadr Cave, Hamedan An Ancient Chruch, Isfahan Eel Goli, Tabriz
  • 93. Tourism Attractions Reference: Ali Qapu, Esfahan Ferdowsi Monument, Mashad Sioseh Pol(33 Bridges), Esfahan Khajoo Bridge Esfahan
  • 94. Tourism Attractions Reference: Hafez Monument, Shiraz Namak Abrood resort, Northern Iran
  • 95. Tourism Attractions Reference: Imam Reza holly shrine (All made of gold and silver), Mashad
  • 96. Tourism Attractions Reference: CHN Photo Agency Kalut, the Biggest Cloddish Town of the World
  • 97. Tourism Attractions Reference: Iranian Cappadocia: Kandovan
  • 98. Tourism Attractions Reference: Salt Lake, Uromieh Salt Lake, Uromieh
  • 99. Tourism Attractions Reference: Qeshm Island
  • 100. Tourism Attractions Reference: Dolphin Park, Kish Island
  • 101. Tourism Attractions Reference: Underground Town of Kariz, Kish Island
  • 102. Tehran Capital of Iran
  • 103. Tehran Reference:
  • 104. Tehran Reference:
  • 105. Tehran Reference:
  • 106. Tehran Reference:
  • 107. Tehran Reference:
  • 108. Tehran Reference:
  • 109. Tehran Reference:
  • 110. Tehran Reference:
  • 111. Tehran Reference: Samand, Iran made Car
  • 112. Tehran Reference: Azadi Soccer Stadium Capacity 100,000, Tehran
  • 113. Tehran Reference: Subway Stations in Tehran
  • 114. Iranians in USA
    • 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 bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 115. 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.
  • 116. Persian words in english language
  • 117. 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:
  • 118. 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:
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  • 120. Thank You THANK YOU