Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I once read of an early Islamic scholar saying "All history before Islam

is without merit", something along those lines. Apparently it an especially important view when Jews are involved in the history.
"The government is in the final stages of constructing a dam in southern Iran that will submerge the archaeological sites of Pasargad and Persopolis - the ancient capital of the Persian Empire," the report states. "The site, which is considered exceptional in terms of its archaeological wealth and historical importance, houses the tomb of the Persian King Cyrus."

Cyrus, who lived from 576-530 BCE, liberated Babylonian Jewry from their exile in the famous Declaration of Cyrus (mentioned in the book of Ezra in both Hebrew and Aramaic).

You'll note the Iranian scholars are asking the ICC to do something. I'd suggest they not hold their breath on that.

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