This is from a book about the ancient history of the PERSIANS ---
Shahriwar "O thou pure man!!! when thou art on the earth
tell all men my words; bid those who carry the lance, the sword,
the dagger, [the shotgun], and the mace, clean them each year,
THAT THE SIGHT OF THEM
MAY PUT TO FLIGHT
THOSE THAT CHERISH BAD DESIGNS.
Tell them never to place confidence in wicked men,
nor in their enemies."
That area of the world is where civilisation began.............