Iran: Revolution from the Throne

Iran is a land where history vies for attention with even the most spectacular events of the present. It was in Iran, once ancient Persia, that roses first bloomed and nightingales sang. There, astronomy grew as a science and mathematics as an art, chess was invented—and the Garden of Paradise was lost. Long before the Romans dared venture out of Rome, the Persians ruled an empire that stretched from the Indus to the Nile, so that Darius the Great could justly describe himself as "King of Kings, King of the lands of many...

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