Image Remarks: Cyrus Cylinder is believed to be the first Human Rights Chapter in the history.The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous cuneiform texts, confirming the Bible that;in 539 BC, Cyrus the Great freed the Jews to return from their Babylonian captivity Clues&Views:.One of the few surviving sources of information that can be dated directly to Cyrus's time is the Cyrus cylinder, a document in the form of a clay cylinder inscribed in cuneiform. It had been placed in the foundations of the Esagila (the temple of Marduk in Babylon) as a foundation deposit following the Persian conquest in 539 BC. It was discovered in 1879 and is kept today in the British Museum in London.

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