British Museum lends ancient 'bill of rights' cylinder to USA
BBC News

One of the British Museum's most iconic objects, the Cyrus Cylinder, will tour five major museums in the US next year.The cylinder, often referred to as the first bill of human rights, "must be shared as widely as possible", said museum director Neil MacGregor.It is inscribed the earliest form of writing - Babylonian cuneiform.The cylinder has never been taken to the US before and will tour Washington DC in March, going on to Houston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles……………..


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