Persia!

Julianna M, Elizabeth C, Lindsay A, and George B

Introduction

In Persia there is many amazing things, and sights to see. There were many great leaders in Persia like Darius the great and other great kings who instructed the Persians to do great things. There is a lot of artisans in Persia and they made so many buildings. Artisans were important to the ruling classes of the empire. The religion was very important to the Persians. There were many different way that people worshiped, and their were many different religions, and some people worshiped gods. They made many things that impacted their life, like dams, sculptures utensils and much more.The Persians spoke an indo-European language known as Old Persian, which was the official language of the empire. Persia comes from royal inscriptions and official archives of the empire.

Big Idea question #1

How does religion impact lives in the modern world [USA]?

Religion is important to peoples culture now because in the USA we have very diverse people, many different religions, and cultures. Some people worship in a church, and some people worship in a temple. Religion impacts our daily life because it will impact the holidays you celebrate, what you eat, and the clothes you wear. People celebrate different holidays, and each holiday has a meaning. Also people have different dances, if your Idea some people do Indian dance, like Bollywood dances. Also it might influence the things that you do for example what sports you play, maybe you have to go to mass on sunday mornings, and you practice or a game on Sunday mornings. As you can see there are many things impact Religion in the modern world of the USA.

Big Idea Question #2

How does our modern world reflect the innovations of classical civilizations?
The Persian innovations still impact the modern world. Many Achaemenids studied astronomy, they created two kinds of calendars the 12 month calendar that they based off of studying the sun and the moon and a religious calendar using animals to represent the months. Also the building innovations of the Persians like using the dome and columns helped keep the buildings up for a long time some buildings are still up today. These innovations impacted the modern world today because they influence the way we build today. Also the art that the Persians used on buildings and simple inventions influences the t that we use to decorate buildings and simple inventions.

Stories and literature By George

The Persian leaders and kings were tolerant of the individual cultures of the countries they had conquered. The Persians spoke an indo-european language known as Old Persian, which was the official language of the empire.The Persian knowledge comes from royal inscriptions and official archives of the empire. Particularly important are inscriptions carved on giant memorials that offer detailed accounts of the conquests of the kings. At times the inscriptions on the monuments are carved in elamite, the language of the earliest of the babylonians and persians. Persian kings were very strong kings in the history.

Great Leaders by Lindsay

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Region by Elizabeth Carolan

Religion was very important in ancient Persia, the Persians were allowed to worship in any way and to practice any religion. Most people practiced their religion in a temple, the temple was refurbished from the Egyptians. The main religion was Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrianism was founded by the prophet , he had great influence upon the Persian rulers. This belief was handed down orally. Also he combined older belief, with newer beliefs. King Cyrus thought very high of Religion, he practiced and followed the old testament. People believe in god and goddesses, and that the would help their crop, and the agriculture, therefore they would pray to local riches from a Persian Palace gods. Animal and ancestors were all worshiped. Worship was marked by animal sacrifice. Also people believed in god and evil. People who chose evil were not rewarded, and people who chose good were rewarded. People who do good things receive good. As you can see Persia Had lots of religion and belief.

Conclustion

There were many aspects of the Persian culture like religion, leaders, architecture, and their stories and literature. The Persian culture allowed them to practice any religion they wanted. They worshiped in temples and in churches. The leaders had respect for each religion. The leaders in Persia were very powerful and popular the two main empires in Persia were the Achaemenid empire the ruler was Darius the great and Cyrus the great. The Persian’s architecture was was very strong and they made so many amazing buildings. They spent a lot of time on them and they worked hard everyday. All of the artisans created new ideas for the buildings. Also people came up with stories. They were carved into walls and they were written in indo-European. The Persians were so skilled and powerful!