King Cyrus has been voted the greatest figure of Iran at BBC PersianPosted: April 2, 2012
The audience of BBC Persian TV, Website and Radio have woted Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire 25 centuries ago, as the greatest figure of Iran on April 1 2012 (visit the news here). After receiving feedback from the audience, six personalities were put to vote among the Iranians to decide who they would choose as the greatest figure of Iran: Zarathustra, Cyrus, Firdowsi, Avecina, Hafiz, and Mouammad Musadeq, the Iranian Priminister who nationalised Iranian oil in the 1950s.
Garnet Publishing is proud to have published the first novel on the life of this Iranian figure, written by the academy award nominee director, Alexander Jovy. You can read more about the book an Cyrus and on Cyrus himself here, and you can also watch a short video trailer on the book.