The Persian cat is one of the oldest and most famous cats in the world. Long-haired Persian cats have been seen by foreign travelers in Iran during the 16th century A.D. and even earlier. These cats were transferred in 1620 to Italy and France by Pietro de la Ville, who visited Iran during the 16th century. After that Persian cats found their way into the Untied Kingdom. The Iranian cat is known as the Persian cat in other languages in the world. Pictures of Persian cats have been displayed in many scientific and historical books and paintings and even the stamps printed in the West.The Persian cat is very much loved in the United States. Even many stamps have been printed in the U.S., Russia, Hungary, Congo, Azerbaijan Republic, Check Republic, etc. carrying the image of Persian cats.
The emblem of the Diamond Museum in Amsterdam is a white Persian cat with a diamond crown on its head. A genuine Persian cat has thick fur, short legs, a big head with eyes and ears too far from each other compared to other cats in the world. Their eyes are very sensitive to light. The average age of the Persian cat is 10 years but sometimes they live until 19 years if they are attended and cared well. The color of their eyes is blue or orange or a mixture of these two colors. One can discover genuine Persian cats in all parts of Iranian especially in the central regions and Yazd,