The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning for the Middle EastHardback
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- Publisher: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
- Format: Hardback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 279mm x 20mm | 998g
- Publication date: 15 July 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0714111872
- ISBN 13: 9780714111872
- Illustrations note: 110 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 168,700
The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559ae'530BC) after he captured Babylon in 539BC.
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Table of contents
Introductory essay by Neil MacGregor * Translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel * Catalogue * 5 contextual chapters (The Origins of the Persians, History of the Persian Empire, The Main Cities of the Persian Empire, The Art and Architecture of the Persian Empire and The Oxus Treasure).