While traveling in Iran, I met a man who upon hearing that I was Greek, he told me the following fascinating story. In Iran, in the mountains near Persepolis, there is a village called Saroo (Saron),where people speak Greek to the present day. He told me that he visited the village himself and heard the people there speaking Greek. His explanation was that after Alexander came back from India,and having burned down Persepolis, some of his soldiers remained back and formed a settlement there by the name of Saron. This settlement is the present day village of Saroo. It should be noted that Saroo is an ancient Greek word which is a derivative of the word saron meaning a broom. The word sarka which derives from the word saron, is used in Cyprus to the present day and it means a broom. The verb word ‘‘saro’’ in the Greek Cypriot dialect means ‘‘ I am sweeping’’. I did not have the opportunity to visit the village myself, but if what my friend in Iran says is true, then it would be a new ground for linguists of the Greek language to discover, and a new place for long lost Greeks to be found.