Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit

The Cyrus Cylinder is among the most famous objects retained from ancient civilization. Inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC), it is often referred to as the first bill of human rights. It was first found in Babylon, which is now in modern Iraq, in 1879 during a British Museum excavation. The exhibition includes 16 objects that are testimony to the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East (550-331 BC). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit

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Dates: 5/3/2013 - 5/3/2013