The Cyrus Cylinder and its accompanying exhibition will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, from October 2nd through December 2nd 2013.
Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum:
“The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most important artefacts to have survived from the ancient world and we are delighted that it will be on view next fall to visitors at the Getty Villa, where it will be shown in the context of other artefacts and inscriptions from the period of the Achaemenian empire. More than any other document from the ancient world, this declaration by King Cyrus of the return of conquered nations to their settlements, has a continuing relevance to the peoples of the Middle East and indeed throughout the world. As home to the largest community of Iranian Americans in the United States, I have no doubt that Los Angeles will thrilled by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
The Los Angeles portion of the Cyrus Cylinder tour is generously sponsored by:
In an announcement made by Farhang Foundation on the Cyrus Cylinder tour, Ali C. Razi, the foundation’s chairman of the board of trustees said: “It is an honor to be bringing this great artifact from our glorious Iranian culture to the community here in Los Angeles. In the coming months, we will be reaching out to other community leaders and organizations to help spread the word to as many people as possible, within the community at large about this historic opportunity to showcase one of the most iconic artifacts of our culture.”
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