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 Cylinder of Cyrus the Great

The first charter of the rights of nations &
The first declaration of human rights By Cyrus the Great.

I am Cyrus, King of the World....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.

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Cylinder of Cyrus the Great
Cyrus' Charter of the Rights of Nations
 (British Museum)
A replica of this decree is displayed in the UN.