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Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit & Tour San Francisco Sept.14, 2013

Silicon Valley UNA-USA invites you to tour

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 9 am-3 pm

Tour includes guide, transportation arrangements, admission fees, lunch. Cost $40.

In 2013, the Cyrus Cylinder will be in the United States for the first time in its history. The San Francisco Asian Art Museum is one of only five venues in the tour, with the Cylinder on view August 9- September 22, 2013:

The Cyrus Cylinder is among the most revered objects to have survived from the ancient world.  An 1879 British Museum excavation in Babylon (modern-day Iraq) unearthed the Cylinder, which is inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform.  Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) ordered its creation after he captured Babylon in 539 BC.  

Often referred to as the first bill of human rights, the Cylinder appears to encourage freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and the right of deported people to return to their homelands.  It is valued by people throughout the world as a symbol of tolerance for different peoples and different faiths, so much so that a copy of the Cylinder is on display in the United Nations building in New York.

BONUS: "In the Moment: Japanese Art from Larry Ellison's Collection: also on exhibit as well as other exhibits in the permanent collection.

RSVP required by Sept. 7. Space limited.  Contact Shirley 1 408 255-6559

7 Comments to Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit & Tour San Francisco Sept.14, 2013:

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Essie Baradar on Sunday, September 08, 2013 11:24 PM
To see the historical "Cyrus Cylinder" on display in selected cities,is a great opportunity. Many Groups around SF area have visited. I'm very happy to get a chance to see this Exhibit and other Exhibits at the SF Asian Art Museum; kindly arranged by the SV-UN Association! Essie Baradar
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PeakMe on Friday, September 13, 2013 1:21 AM
Yes i think it would be a great chance to see this cyrus cylinder. People who tours the places have to see this cylinder.

Shirley Lin Kinoshita SVUNA on Friday, October 04, 2013 7:06 PM
Thanks for your comments and interest in our recent tour to visit the Cyrus Cylinder.
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