The Cyrus Cylinder – 15min Exhibition Video

Learn about the Cyrus Cylinder through astonishing imagery and great commentary by the director of the British Museum, the director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian, and other world-renowned scholars.

The 2013 U.S. Tour of the Cyrus Cylinder, organized by the British Museum in partnership with the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF America) and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, brought this iconic object to the United States for the first time. This 15-minute video accompanied the exhibition and was shown at each museum in the five destination cities (Washington DC, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).

The tour started in March 2013 in DC and was concluded in December 2013 in Los Angeles. The touring exhibition was viewed by more than 300,000 visitors across the nation.