در اعتراض به برگزاری سمینار استرولوژی  ( آینده بینی ) از طرف انجمن فارغ التحصیلان در دانشگاه صنعتی شریف نامه اعتراض زیر رابه انجمن نوشتم و آنرا برای استادان دانشگاه شریف فرستادم. با توجه به اعتراض بسیاری از استادان دانشگاه با این کار  خوشبختانه سمینار لغو شد.

فریدون هژبری

هیئت مدیره محترم انجمن فارغ التحصیلان دانشگاه صنعتی شریف

با احترام و آرزوی موفقیت برای شما – مایلم به برگزاری سمینار “دانش” استرولوژی از طرف شما شدیدا اعتراض کنم. من هیچگاه تصور نمیکردم که روزی دانش آموختگان دانشگاه ما به ترویج عقاید خرافاتی کمک خواهند کرد. اگر این سمینار در باره فالگیری بود قابل قبول تر میبود – چون فالگیر ها لا اقل ادعا نمیکنند که کار آنها علمی است.


شاه سلطان حسین هم بهنگام حمله افغانها به ایران برای دفاع از کشور به همین کار دست زد. اگرچه پس از آرزوی برگزاری نماز جماعت در کرات آسمانی – برگزاری این سمینار در دانشگاه صنعتی شریف نباید زیاد تعجب آور باشد.


با درود

فریدون هژبری


Dear Mr. Hojabri


The embarrassing Astrology seminar which was supposed to be held in Sharif University is getting a lot of complains and objections and there are many news that it is going to be canceled.


The wave of objections is now so high that tomorrow, the newspaper of University ( Roozname Sharif) is not publishing its normal edition and instead is publishing a special edition against that fake seminar.


One of the main reasons for that is the letter written by you and the efforts you made to spread the word at the university and to stop it.

I appreciate all your efforts in this case and Feel very delighted that they have had its effects


Best regards


Date: 3/20/14
Please click on the link to find the name of all Sharif university students who have been killed in 2013.
Rahavard will correct the translation of Cyrus Cylinder
Date 1/9/2014
From:  Sholeh Shams
To:  Hojabri@aol.com
Thank you Dr. Hojabri
We will correct this in the next issue of Rahavard.
Ba Mehr
Sholeh Shams Shahbaz
Rahavard Quarterly Persian Journal of Iranian Studies
Tel: 1-424 – 273 – 1733 Fax: 1-424 – 273 – 1734


A Made-up Translation of Cyrus Cylinder


 Dear Friends,

The Persian translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by an unknown translator published in the Rahavard Magazine, No. 105 (Winter 1392) is not accurate. A clip based on this translation has also been circulating the Internet.


In this translation the Supreme Babylonian God, Marduk, is replaced by Mazda, and many other changes have been made to the text of the Cyrus Cylinder to give it the appearance of a Declaration of Human Rights in today’s terms.

 Here are the translations that have been published in a number of books, and to commemorate the 2013 Cyrus Cylinder U.S. Tour:

  • The English translation by Irving Finkel of the British Museum:


  •  The Persian translation from English on the British Museum website by Shahrokh Razmjou from Tehran University:


  •  The Persian translation from original text by Abdolmajid Arfaee, from Iran Cultural Heritage Organization in Tehran:


 I hope Rahavard Magazine would make the correction in their next issue.

 Warm regards,

 Fredun Hojabri


Cyrus Cylinder Tour of USA

Dear Fredun,

As you are aware, Cyrus Cylinder has been sent to USA to be exhibited in 5 cities, starting in March in Washington DC. The last Exhibition is in October/ November at Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  The tour is sponsored by the British Museum, Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF), and other organizations. In every city a local Foundation is raising fund and organizes the Exhibition. In Southern California the Farhang Foundation is doing this job.  

Apart from the exhibition, each museum is holding talks and conferences covering the various subjects the Cyrus Cylinder.

The Cyrus Cylinder has been received with great enthusiasm in the USA and with the large number of Iranians living in the Los Angeles area we anticipate the number of visitors to the LA exhibition will be exceptional.

IHF’s involvement with the Cyrus Cylinder was initially brought up by you sending me an email in 2009 mentioning the article by Matthias Schultz that was published in Der Spiegel who questioned the significance of Cyrus cylinder arguing that it is wrong that UN has accepted it to be the first declaration of human right. In that message you asked IHF to respond to the comments made. Although I contacted several scholars regarding this article and asked them to write to Der Spiegel to explain their view, only a few words of that response were printed.

So we decided to organize a conference and invited scholars and experts who came from Europe, Iran, China, USA, and other places to explore their work. After a 2 day workshop they presented their findings to the public at a conference at the British Museum, where they addressed the various important aspects of the Cyrus Cylinder. The conclusion was that Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most authentic relics of Persia from 2500 years ago.

The US Tour is the first Tour to publicize the importance of Cyrus Cylinder. Other tours are planed for coming years.

For this reason we would like SUTA members to attend the special opening day for Iranian community in L of the exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on 7th October.

Here is the brief distributed by Nasser Manesh, the managing director of IHF America, who is also a Sharif graduate:


Best regards,

Ali Sattaripour

Trustee , Iran Heritage Foundation


Dr. Ali Sattaripour is former faculty member of Sharif University of Technology, and active member of Iran Heritage Foundation – London  


The Persian Language Foundation, a UK-registered non-profit organization, founded by Dr. Ali Sattaripour, has created a free, online
Persian language-learning resource:





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