Photographer's Note

Maybe I shouldn't have taken this photo but this young and enthusiastic teacher reminded me of my early years as a teacher when one believed that one could make a difference in awakening young minds to the importance of history.
So animated, so keen- not the students who sat in respectful silence.
This scene took place in the Tehran National Museum which houses treasures going back several millennia.

Behind the Teacher of the Year is a bas-relief from Persepolis featuring Darius The Great, in front paying homage is a Mede.

Darius I (Old Persian: Dārayava(h)uš; New Persian: داریوش یکم هخامنشی c. 550–486 BCE) was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. Also called Darius the Great, he ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, parts of the Balkans (Bulgaria-Pannonia), portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt (Mudrâya), eastern Libya, coastal Sudan, Eritrea, as well as most of Pakistan, the Aegean Islands and northern Greece / Thrace-Macedonia. WIKIPEDIA

He was the third Achaemenian king and was considered by many to be “the greatest of the Achaemenian kings.” During his reign, Darius completed the work of his predecessors, and not only did he “hold together the empire,” but he also extended it in all directions. Thus, with Darius as Great King, Achaemenian Persia became the largest empire in the world. ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA

For more info. on this great ruler, pleas visit:

1) The same class before an exhibit from 2,000BC
2) Beautiful calligraphy at the entrance to the museum

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