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.