Fingerprints in Iran: personal power & the history of fingerprinting!

April 17, 2009

In Iran fingerprints are associated with one of the personal powers of an individual.

In Iran fingerprints are associated with one of the personal powers of an individual.

The history of fingerprinting: a perspective from Iran

About the first fingerprint in the old Persia (= Iran); the uniqueness of a fingerprint; and why the Iranian gouvernement plays ‘tit for tar’ on fingerprints.

“Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Be an individual. Be unique. Stand out. Make noise. Make someone notice. That is the power of individuals”!

Quote from: John Bon Jovi.

Fingerprint-based identification is the oldest biometric techniques which has been successfully used in numerous applications: the full article presents an Iranian perspective on the history of fingerprinting.

The article includes a detailed description about the methods of identification used in early civilizations, the early history of fingerprinting, and the first Iranian record on fingerprinting.

A thumb print on a clay seal.

MORE ABOUT FINGERPRINTS:
The history of fingerprinting – a perspective from Iran
Iran: ‘Sir, we need your fingerprints please!’
An overview of the latest fingerprints news
LIFEPRINTS: A treatise on fingerprints by Hand Analyst Richard Unger
César Baldaccini’s stature ‘The Thumb’ has a fingerprint!

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