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Author Curtis, John, 1946-
Title The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East / John Curtis ; with an introductory essay by Neil MacGregor and a translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel.
Publication Info. London : The British Museum, 2013.
Open Library Cover
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Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm.
Note English translation of the Cyrus Cylinder text: pages 42-43.
"This book is published to accompany the touring exhibition, "The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia" at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 9 March-28 April 2013; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 3 May-14 June 2013; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 20 June-4 August 2013; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 9 August-22 September 2013; and J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, 2 October-2 December 2013."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-144).
Contents The origins of the Persians -- History of the Persian Empire -- Catalogue: a new code of ethical behaviour -- The main cities of the Persian Empire -- Catalogue: new forms of writing -- Catalogue: a new religion -- Catalogue: a new form of currency -- The art and architecture of the Persian Empire -- Catalogue: new types of seal -- The Oxus treasure -- Catalogue: new luxury tableware -- Catalogue: new luxury jewellery.
Subject Cyrus, the Great, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C. -- Manuscripts -- Exhibitions.
Art, Achaemenid -- Exhibitions.
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian -- Exhibitions.
Iran -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Iran -- History -- To 640 -- Exhibitions.
Iran -- Civilization -- To 640 -- Exhibitions.
Added Author MacGregor, Neil, 1946- author of introduction.
Finkel, Irving L., translator.
Added Title New beginning for the Middle East
ISBN 9780714111872