A water system that bring water to deserts. the oldest one is 2700 years old. It moves millions of cubic water without using any power. These days to move that much water you would need 800 mega watt of power.
Dr. Susan Moody, an American Baha’i, who had a significant role in improving conditions for Baha’is in Iran in early twentieth century. The year 1924, “In the Shadow of the Kingmakers” timeline, was a difficult year for her.
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
― John Locke
The first oil well in Iran (Well No. 1). The Museum of Petroleum in Abadan/Iran covers the history of oil in Iran(http://www.petromuseum.ir/en). I have posted a video on my Facebook (and other social medias) that shows some of the items that were used in 1924.
A photo of Major Imbrie in 1924 Tehran. Major Imbrie was an American intelligence officer who was sent to Persia(Iran) to spy on the Soviet Union activities. In the Shadow of Kingmakers explores his role & fate in Tehran.
Traditional history is often tainted with the colors of the select few who wrote about it. Today, however, the enormous resources at our disposal and convenience allow us to paint history with our own brushes.
Excerpt from "Author's note" of In the Shadow of the Kingmakers
“History will judge me kindly, because I intend to write it myself.” Said Winston Churchill.
Was he a hero or a villain?
in 1924, the year the story(this novel), Churchill accepted the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer. He oversaw Britain's disastrous return to the Gold Standard. Later, he regarded this as the greatest mistake of his life.
Why is the world the way it is? This is a profound question that active minds regularly ponder. In the view of some, this query is among the basic building blocks that form the human quest for progress.