Iran opens Cyrus human rights cylinder expo
Iran opens Cyrus human rights cylinder expo


Iran opens Cyrus human rights cylinder expo

Iran opens Cyrus human rights cylinder expo

Iran opened Cyrus human rights cylinder expo in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday, September 12, 2010 . The artifact was transferred to Iran from British Museum on Friday and is to be displayed for 4 months.

Also Ahmadinejad's Chief of Staff Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, the Director of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Hamid Baghaei, the Chairman of Iran's National Museum Azadeh Ardakani and British Museum Director Neil MacGregor delivered speech in the ceremony. A number of ambassadors of foreign countries were also present.

The Cyrus Cylinder discovered in the ruins of Babylon in 1879 and being kept in the British Museum. It is a clay cylinder, broken into several fragments, on which is written a declaration in Akkadian cuneiform script. The text is in the name of the Achaemenid Persian king Cyrus the Great and widely considered as "the world's first charter of human rights.

Iran opens Cyrus human rights cylinder expo

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