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Cyrus the Great Cylinder Goes Home for January 1010


11 November 2009



 Cyrus the Great Cylinder considered as History's First Declaration of Human Rights
in Ancient Times is today displayed at the British Museum

LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Cyrus the Great Cylinder will be displayed in the Tehran's National Museum of Iran for a period of four months from January 16.

The Spokesman of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Hassan Mohseni said after talks between the Keeper of British Museum on Middle East section John Curtis and the Iranian cultural heritage officials, two sides agreed to display the cylinder in Iran for four months from January 16, he told ISNA.

Dr John Curtis leading a delegation visited the Iranian museum on Tuesday.

Mohseni also continued the two sides also reached agreement on packaging, protection and insurance.

He added Iran will make every effort to keep the priceless cylinder extremely safe when it arrives in the country.

The Iranian cylinder was discovered in 1879 and it is now being kept in ancient Iran section of British Museum.





Original news bulletin published by ISNA rectified and edited by CAIS [*]




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