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Cyrus Cylinder; Ancient Bill of Rights

The Cyrus Cylinder was discovered in the ruins of Babylon, in modern Iraq, in March 1879. The ancient relic, which was a foundation deposit at the city’s main temple, the Ésagila, was made of baked clay, and measured 22.5 cm … Read More

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Cyrus the Great: King of the World + Religion & Politics

Cyrus the Great, king of the world Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of … Read More