Cyrus Cylinder Makes First Appearance in DC

Roll Call writes about the debut of the Cyrus Cylinder in Washington, DC:

The show, opening Saturday, marks the first U.S. appearance of one of the most celebrated objects from antiquity: the Cyrus Cylinder, a football-shaped relic inscribed with orders issued by King Cyrus the Great after his conquest of Babylon in 539 B.C., credited by Hebrew scripture for repatriating exiled Jews and allowing them to return to Jerusalem.

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