Sunday, October 30, 2011

October 29, Cyrus the Great Day

October 29, is the day of Cyrus the Great, fonder of Human Rights of Nations.

The Cyrus the Great Cylinder is the first charter of right of nations in the world. It is a baked-clay cyliner in Akkadian language with cuneiform script. This cylinder was excavated in 1879 by the Assyro-British archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam in the foundations of the Esagila (the Marduk temple of Babylon) and is kept today in the British Museum in London.
Read a new translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, London.

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