Monday, November 3, 2008

Cyrus the Great

October 29 is the day of Cyrus the Great. International Committee to Save the Archeological Sites of Pasargad made a great contribution to celebrate the founder of the first charter of human rights. Committee also called the year 2007 the Iranian Cultural and Natural Heritage Year.

Shokooh Mirzadegi, founder and executive manager of PHF, makes her best effort to save the archeological sites in Iran such as Pasargad, and brings all the writers and artists together to make a difference in preserving Iran's natural and cultural heritage.

Read passages in the text of Cyrus cylinder as expressing his respect for human rights in Iran Chamber Society's website:

"...I am Cyrus, king of the world. When I entered Babylon...I did not allow anyone to terrorize the land...I kept in view the needs of Babylon and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being...I put an end to their misfortune."

Cyrus 539 BCE
The first charter of Rights of Nations

Gore Vidal the prominent American writer wrote a historical book on the era of Darius which gives a vivid portray of
Achaemenid Persian Empire. The book called: "Creation"

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