Cyrus Cylinder replica

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a hand-painted resin  replica  of the Cyrus Cylinder,

The replica is presented in a custom cherry wood box with brass detailing.

The Cyrus Cylinder 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.

It 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 was rediscovered in Babylon in modern Iraq in 1879 during a British Museum excavation and has been on display ever since.

This replica has been made from a cast of the original object, and hand painted in the UK by Andrew Lilley,  a UK-based sculptor.

This piece is hand-sculpted; please allow four weeks for delivery. 

Watch a video about the Cyrus Cylinder here.

Read a translation of The Cyrus Cylinder here.

  • Product Code: CMCR23490
  • Dimension: 22.5cm x 10cm (8.9" x 3.9")
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Material: Hand-painted resin
  • Details: Moulded from the original from the British Museum collection
  • Weight: 5.00 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a hand-painted resin  replica  of the Cyrus Cylinder,

The replica is presented in a custom cherry wood box with brass detailing.

The Cyrus Cylinder 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.

It 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 was rediscovered in Babylon in modern Iraq in 1879 during a British Museum excavation and has been on display ever since.

This replica has been made from a cast of the original object, and hand painted in the UK by Andrew Lilley,  a UK-based sculptor.

This piece is hand-sculpted; please allow four weeks for delivery. 

Watch a video about the Cyrus Cylinder here.

Read a translation of The Cyrus Cylinder here.

  • Product Code: CMCR23490
  • Weight: 5.00 Kg
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