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Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
Author: John Curtis, Neil MacGregor
The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530BC) after he captured Babylon in 539BC. It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to permit freedom of worship thr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780714111872
ISBN-10: 0714111872
Publication Date: 4/26/2013
Pages: 144
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Publisher: British Museum Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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