Cyrus Cylinder earrings

    SKU: cmcn451020

    £40.00 Members' price *


    A pair of drop earrings based on the Cyrus Cylinder, the original of which can be seen in the collection of the British Museum. The earrings are made from 24k plated bronze and are supplied in a presentation box.

    The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform (cuneiform is the earliest form of writing) on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) after he captured Babylon in 539 BC.

    It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to encourage freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and to allow deported people to return to their homelands.

    The cylinder was found in Babylon (modern Iraq) in 1879 during a British Museum excavation. It has been on display in the Museum ever since, though it is currently on a touring exhibition of the US.

    Watch a video about the Cyrus Cylinder here


    Product code: cmcn451020
    Exhibition: The Cyrus Cylinder
    World culture: Assyria and Persia
    Details: Gift-boxed
    Material: 24k gold-plated bronze
    Size: 2cm (long) x 0.5cm (wide)
    Weight: 0.01kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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