British Museum to Lend Cyrus Cylinder to Iran

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Excerpt The British Museum said it will lend Iran the Cyrus Cylinder for a period of four months, allowing the treasure to be featured in an exhibition opening Sept. 12 at the National Museum of Iran. Together with two fragments of contemporary Cuneiform tablets, it will be the centrepiece of an exhibition that celebrates a great moment in the history of the Middle East. The loan reciprocates the generous loans made by the National Museum of Iran to the Forgotten Empire and Shah Abbas exhibitions in 2005 and 2009 at the British Museum. Continue reading

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The British Museum said it will lend Iran the Cyrus Cylinder for a period of four months, allowing the treasure to be featured in an exhibition opening Sept. 12 at the National Museum of Iran. Together with two fragments of contemporary Cuneiform tablets, it will be the centrepiece of an exhibition that celebrates a great moment in the history of the Middle East. The loan reciprocates the generous loans made by the National Museum of Iran to the Forgotten Empire and Shah Abbas exhibitions in 2005 and 2009 at the British Museum.

http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141:the-british-museum-justifies-the-loaning-of-the-cyrus-the-great-cylinder-to-the-islamic-republic&catid=44

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-10/british-museum-to-lend-disputed-ancient-artifact-to-iran-for-four-months.html

For more on the Cyrus Cylinder, see this article by Dr. Bryant Wood:

The Ongoing Saga of the Cyrus Cylinder: The Internationally-Famous Grandam of Ancient Texts

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