Cyrus Cylinder cufflinks

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A pair of cufflinks based on the Cyrus Cylinder, the original of which can be seen in the collection of the British Museum. The cufflinks 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: CMCN451010
  • Dimension: 2cm (wide) x 1cm (tall) x 0.4cm (thick)
  • Gift: For him
  • Exhibition: The Cyrus Cylinder
  • Material: 24k gold-plated bronze
  • Illustrations: The Cyrus Cylinder
  • Weight: 0.14 Kg

A pair of cufflinks based on the Cyrus Cylinder, the original of which can be seen in the collection of the British Museum. The cufflinks 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: CMCN451010
  • Weight: 0.14 Kg