Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The Carpet of Wonder - Intoduction

The Carpet of Wonder - Intoduction:

I have just finished an article on the largest carpet
in the world, The Carpet of Wonder from the Iran
carpet Company. It is an amazing rug and I hope you
enjoy reading it as I did writing it. To give you an
idea of size it is more than 70 times larger than the
Ardabil carpet in the V&A Museum . Let me know what
you think.
Best wishes,
Barry O'Connell

"If one were to make a list of the greatest carpets ever made the Carpet of Wonder in the Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman would be in the most select group.

First of all the Carpet of Wonder is huge. Compared to the famous Ardabil Carpet now in the V& A Museum it gives us some idea of the scale of this great carpet. The Ardabil Carpet is 11.52m by 5.34 m for 61.5 square meters while the Carpet of Wonder is 60.90m by 70.50m for an amazing 4343 square meters. while the Ardabil is a large carpet it would take more than 70 of them to equal the size of the Carpet of Wonder. "

Reuters - ElBaradei Sees No Military Link in Iran Atom Plans

International News Article | Reuters.com: "BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday his inspectors had found no clear proof of a military dimension to Iran's atomic program, which the United States says is a front for developing a nuclear bomb.
'The jury is out on whether the program has been dedicated exclusively for peaceful purposes or if it has some military dimension,' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei told a meeting of NATO parliamentarians. "

Marine Gen. Zinni makes harsh charges against Wolfowitz and Feith

Bad News for the Americanized: "Zinni, a retired general, accused George Bush's administration of launching a war against Iraq in order to help Israel; he accused the top civilian officials in the Pentagon of abject failure. He said that it was time to change the prevailing situation or at least specify who would take responsibility for what is happening - specifically the Jewish officials in the Defense Department, Paul Wolfowitz, his assistant, Douglas Feith and the neoconservatives, who according to Zinni, have hijacked America's foreign policy. He went on to say that these individuals saw in the Iraqi invasion an easy means of controlling the situation in the Middle East and helping Israel. 'They went so far as to create intelligence information that served their aims and interests. They must bear the responsibility.' "

Mohammad Ali Abtahi - Marashi greeted with shouts of "Against"

Mohammad Ali Abtahi: "When Marashi got there, everybody started shouting 'against' since he had this custom of shouting 'against' at the parliament!! "