VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

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The exhibition of The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Gallery of Art and several other US museums starting in 2013 sparked numerous conferences and seminars featuring the image of Cyrus in the Bible as well as the works of the ancient Greek historians as the first ruler to uphold freedom of religion and to support diversity, as well as safeguarding post conflict refugees.

The Cylinder, a copy of which is displayed at the United Nations, represents the first document on human rights. The documentary features scholarly opinion on the historical significance of the proclamation of Cyrus reflected in the Cylinder and its path breaking contribution to later thinking on the rights of human communities to their beliefs and customs.

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