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2600 years of history in one object ; Iran, Jews, and Cyrus Cylinder


A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.


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هر چی هندونه میذارن زیر بغلمون، هر چه یادمون میارن که یه موقعی آدم بودیم، ای ایرانیها قبولتون داریم، بابا از خرشیطون بیایید پایین، بازم ایرونی جماعت ساعت چهار صبح کفش و کلاه میکنه میره میدان اعدام تا آدمها رو که از جرثقیل آویزون کردن تماشا کنه



I don't know, maybe if they publicly executed a serial rapists and killer in the streets in America or Europe , people would also line up to see it.

It's people being people.


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

Shameful how this Guy blatently rewrites Persian History and Iranians do not complain about this. Anti-Intellectuals swamp Iran sadly.

F'ing disgusting man, there was no Iraq on the maps of the world even 200 years ago, it is a western creation and so is the history the west is inventing for it.



Why is there always mention of Jews when talking about Cyrus the great.

He did many wonderful things, one of them was to help the jews, but compared to many things he did , that was a small gesture.

Somehow the Jews always like to attach themselves to Cyrus the Great.


Ruhany Just another traveller of life ...

The cylinder is coming to US ... please mark your calendar:

Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.,
9 March – 28 April 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
3 May – 14 June 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
20 June – 4 August 2013
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco,
9 August – 22 September 2013
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles,
2 October – 2 December 2013