· World’s oldest monotheist religion:

      Zoroaster (actually born in 6184BC) was himself a follower of the religion called Mehr introduced by Mehabad who lived 3593 years before Zoroaster i.e. 9700 BC or 11704 years ago (retroactive 2004)

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· First digging of the Suez Canal:

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· First express mail system:

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· First windmill:

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· First Ice cream (400 BC):

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· First wine (5400 BC):

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· First domestication:

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· Introducing paper to the west:

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· World’s oldest ziggurat:

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· First brick (6000 BC)

· Establishment of modern algebra:

- Khwarazmi

- Karaji

- Ghiyaseddin Jamsheed Kashani aka “Al-kashi”

- Omar Khayyam

(For more detailed info see books on left)

· Discovery of trigonometry:

- Marvazi, Tusi, Abu Wafa, etc.

· First systematic use of Alcohol in medicine:

- Zakaria Rhazes

· Development of Guitar:

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· First Declaration of Human Rights:

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· Where Tulips came from:

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· World’s oldest cathedral:

St. Thaddaeus Cathedral. First built in 68AD.

· Where Peaches came from:

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· “Paradise”, “Star”, “God”, “Magic”, “Daughter”, “Demon” are originally Iranian words.

· Significantly contributed to the formation of Arabic grammar and prose.

Iranian contributions to the world

St Thaddaeus cathedral, Azerbaijan, Iran