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10/13/05

A travel Agent's Initiative to Introduce Iran

 
Tehran, 11 October 2005 (CHN) – Shiraz-based Darwan Tour & Travel Company has launched a contest for papers on ancient civilizations, offering free tours and accommodations in Iran as its top three winners’ prize. “Once Upon a Time the Ancients” is an open invitation to all intellectuals, historians, and those who are interested in sharing their perspectives of the ancient civilizations’ contributions towards the betterment, unity and co-existence of the world’s nations.

 

Persepolis, Shiraz (photo: Syma Sayyah)


Articles sent to the company will be reviewed and the first top three winners will receive awards which include free tour & accommodation in Iran for a specified period. In addition, the articles approved and named as top three winners, will be posted both at Darwan’s website at www.darwantour.com and its subsidiary www.bestguidetoiran.com.

“We have so far received five articles from Germany, Italy, Greece, the United States and Poland. Three of those articles are related to the Roman and Greek periods, while the last 2 talk about the ancient history of Iran and China,” says Abolfazl Moghadam, founder and director of Darwan Tour and Travel Company.

“As for the article that talks about Iran,” he adds, “it particularly explains the postal and
mining systems, and what Darius and Cyrus the Great had done during their reigns.”

According to Moghadam, a 5-member jury is responsible for choosing the best articles; the jury consists of historians and doctors from Iran, New Zealand, and Canada. “My understanding from our jury is that they will weight the articles to see which nation has done more to promote the peace and stability, science, during their respective ages,” he explains.

“They will also take into account the circumstances in which each historical incident had occurred (i.e. Cyrus The Great, when he conquered Babylon, did not terrorize the people, and also kept the administration of Babylon intact, while he had a complete force to subdue anyone),” he indicates.

The deadline for submitting articles is December 15, 2005. The results of the contest will be announced on the eve of the Persian New Year, on March 19, 2006.

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