The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
May 3 - June 14, 2013
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
The British Museum’s Cyrus Cylinder, is traveling to five major museum venues in the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Cyrus Cylinder is among the most famous objects of the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great after he captured Babylon in 539 BC. It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights and was first found in Babylon in 1879.
The tour is supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation.