Cyrus Cylinder- World's First Declaration of Human Rights

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March 30, 2013




US displays millennia-old Cyrus Cylinder


Persian relic estimated to be 2,600 years old is considered world's first declaration of human rights.

The Cyrus Cylinder, considered the world's first declaration of human rights, has gone on display in the United States for the first time.

The 2,600-year-old relic is inscribed with orders issued by King Cyrus the Great after his conquest of what is now Iran.

SOurce: Al Jajeera

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