By Neil D. Bramwell
A background of old Persia discussing the contributions of rulers from Cyrus to Darius as they improved the bounds of the empire. Over a interval of just about 1,200 years, the traditional Persians realized to domesticate plants reminiscent of wheat and barley and to cultivate animals. in addition they proven their skills for structure and paintings via construction huge, immense palaces, reminiscent of on the website of Persepolis, and brought the belief of worshipping a unmarried god.
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It reflects Cyrus’s dedication to the philosophy of multiculturalism. Cyrus is also credited with being the author of what is often referred to as the first charter of human rights. The Cyrus Cylinder is an account of Cyrus’ Babylonian conquest, written in cuneiform inscription on a clay cylinder. But it is remarkable for its declarations of reform. In the ancient script, Cyrus pledges to bring relief to Babylon’s citizens and return captives held prisoner in Babylon to their homelands: “I returned to the sacred cities .
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