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11/27/04

NDLO objects to National Geographic over distorting Persian Gulf on maps

Tehran, Nov 27, IRNA -- The name of the Persian Gulf originated from historical, geographical and scientific documentations and it will be a distortion to give another name for the Persian Gulf, deputy head of National Deeds and Library Organization (NDLO) Kianoush Kiani said on Saturday, protesting to the Washington-based 'National Geographic', over using a distorted name in the latest atlas it published by placing the distorted name within parentheses.

He deplored the fact that the 'National Geographic' has also used 'Qeis' instead of 'Kish' and 'Sheikh Sha'b' instead of 'Lavan Island'.

He said that the atlas published by the National Geographic is not authentic.


Image Courtesy NASA Visible Earth

Kiani said that the maps drawn up by Arab cartographers Estakhri, Ibn Hoqul, Al-Moqaddassi and Edrissi all use the name of the Persian Gulf.

He said that the Persian Gulf will remain Persian forever and the desperate attempts to distort the correct name will prove futile.

Related Web Site:
Persian Gulf Online

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