The Cyrus Cylinder And The Ancient Proclamation of Human Rights

An old cylinder discovered in a temple in Babylon (modern-day Iraq) sporting cuneiform inscriptions revealed some surprising edicts. Linked with the Persian king, Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, many believe the Cylinder lays out the world’s first declaration of universal human rights. More than two millennia before the French Revolution introduced theContinue Reading