I Am an Iranian Daughter

Iran`s Historical Monuments,Iranian`s ceremonies,and some times my Thoughts, Diary...

Friday, September 17, 2004

Again I `d like to write some thing about Cyrus the great.
Did you read his life story?
He was the only king who was faithful to one woman all his life, the only king who `s charter of human rights, 2600 years ago, eternalized the name of Persia.
He held up to his own principles and yet respected the viewpoints of others. He ruled over lands and people`s hearts. He was the Father to the Persian, the Hellens regarded him as �Master and law-giver�, the Jews as �the anointed of the Lord� and the Muslims believed him to be �Zolgharnien� (bicentennial man ) mentionaed in Koran.

Friday, September 10, 2004

In the following, you can reed the charter of the human rights of Cyrus the great, on a baked-clay cylinder.
� I am Cyrus, king of the world, great king, mighty king, king of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters, son of Cambyases, When I well- disposed, entered Babylon, I set up a seat domination in the royal palace amidst jubilation and rejoicing�. My numerous troops moved about undisturbed in the midst of Babylon. I did not allow anyone to terrorize the land of Sumer and Akkad. I kept in view the needs of Babylon and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being. The citizens of Babylon�. I lifted their unbecoming yoke. Their dilapidated dwellings I restored. I put an end to their misfortunes.�