Welcome to PersianDNA™,
Ancient, Mysterious and Exotic IRAN is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC. The earliest evidence of human in what is now Iran dates back about 100,000 years, when small hunter-gatherer groups formed a sparse population. From about 38,000 to about 12,000 years ago, there were various flint-working cultures in the area.
By about 6000 BC, agricultural villages were located over much of the Iranian Plateau. However, most of the area did not progress into literate urban cultures, such as those of the Indus Valley or Mesopotamia. The exception was Elam, which from about 2700 BC had a federal government with checks and balances and a complicated system by which official power was inherited.
The system lasted for more than 1,500 years before Elam was conquered by Babylon. The people inhabiting the region between Mesopotamia and the Indus are a proud and dynamic folk with a strong sense of their common heritage, even given that they derive from diverse sources. An Indo-European people (their name for themselves, "Irani", is simply the local pronunciation of "Aryan"), they have been a major civilization for very long time, and they have had a strong influence on the world at large, given their position as a vital link between East and West.
The question is "Who are The Persians?" Well, in this website we try to explore and discover this amazing part of the world and its people in different areas of History, Culture, Religion, and more...
Welcome to PERSIA, A Land Older Than History!