bro, Persia was not discovered. Indo-Iranian culture, with Elam base, Scythian , Sarmatian, Cimmerian and Median elements were in the area for at least 3000 BCE.
Erasmsus and his peers did a lot of damage on all other cultures and languages (in the name of western European supremacy and/or origin lore) and somehow are still praised.
It's like the natives in the Americas. They knew from day 1 that it wasn't India, we all know it now, yet they're still called "Indians" and you have a bunch of "west Indies" stuff : lol:
It's lovely when someone's history perspective doesn't admit it's wrong and keeps on going steady.
Persian was one of a handful cultures that shaped the world actually, and one of the oldest. And yes, it was
. Probably only Chinese, Japanese and 1-2 others (ie actual Indian ones) can claim they're still the same culture as originally.