The First Charter of the Rights of Nations
- The First Declaration of
Human Rights By Cyrus The Great
Inscribed on a clay cylinder in cuneiform discovered in 1879 by
Hormoz Rasam in Babol and now
- in The British Museum.
. .When my soldiers in great numbers peacefully
entered Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people...
I kept in view the needs of people and all its
sanctuaries to promote their well-being... Freed all the slaves
I put an end to their misfortune and slavery (referred
to 42,000 Jews and other religious minorities).
- - Cyrus is
admired as a liberator rather than a conqueror, because he respected the
customs and religions of
each part of his vast empire.
- - The Cyrus Cylinder is from 2560 years ago; the
start of Persian Calendar year can be based on
- this important significant document in the history
of mankind which reminds us who we were
- and who we want to be.
- - The Persian culture is the dedication to ethical
and moral excellence which is based on three simple fundamental principles:
GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS and GOOD DEEDS.