The Cyrus Cylinder, Wikipedia and Iran conspiracies The Cyrus Cylinder, Wikipedia and Iran conspiracies
11-Sep-2010 (one comment)

For many years the Cyrus Cylinder has been referred to as "the world's first human rights charter".  The British Museum describes the relic thus:


In May 2007, Wikipedia's own description of the cylinder said

"The Cyrus Cylinder has been described as the world’s first charter of human rights, and it was translated into all official U.N. languages in 1971. A replica of the cylinder is kept at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City

But that was before Iran's presidential election last year, and the subsequent ratcheting-up of anti-Iranian activities.

Wikipedia's current entry tells an entirely different story.

Now we see a strenuous attempt to portray the cylinder as nothing more than the propaganda tool of an aggressive invader, and a complete dismissal of the suggestion that the cylinder, or Cyrus' actions, represent concern for human rights or any kind of enlightened intent. 



'Cyrus Cylinder' wiki article has anti-Iran flavor


Onward, Iranian wikipedia editors!