The Artifact of Human Rights

Posted by M ws On Monday, August 12, 2013 0 comments
According to THIS SITE, "The Cyrus Cylinder is a 2600-year old object of modern importance, and a symbol of multi-culturalism, tolerance, diversity, and human rights. The Cylinder will visit the US for the first time in 2013 through a national tour officially sponsored by IHF America. It will be on exhibit in five major museums across the country, giving many a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the iconic artifact.

The Cyrus Cylinder, which is sometimes called "the first declaration of human rights," is a barrel-shaped baked clay cylinder, about 9" long and 4" wide - smaller than an American football. Discovered in the ruins of Babylon, the Cyrus Cylinder is from the 6th century BC, and is inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform."

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