Where does Chapar come from?

Around 550BC, Cyrus the Great, ruler of the largest empire the world had yet seen, decreed that each province within his kingdom would organise to receive as well as deliver post to all of its citizens.

Credited as being the world's first postal system, the word “Chapar” was the name given to the couriers who rode upon horseback to deliver the mail. The Persian-system relied on rest stations called “Chapar-khaneh” situated a days horse ride apart where the Chapars were given a fresh horse each day for maximum speed of delivery.

The Greek Historian Herodotus wrote “There is nothing in the world which moves faster than those Persian couriers” and that they were “stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.”

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Chapar email is a service of Koof Studio Multidiciplinary Creative practice which offers other services including Design, Photgoraphy and illustration.

Rhiannon Grant
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Mostafa Nasergivechi
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