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Cyrus Cylinder

On Being Persian

Gina Nahai | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Gina Nahai

Why do they call themselves Persian? The first time someone asked me this was on Harvest Day at my kids' school. I had just been introduced to a blo...

Navy Blue Vision Coming Into Fruition

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, spoke eloquently in support of developing a land of tolerance in many countries. I imagined President Rouhani one day join him, recreating the land of tolerance Iran once was.

Persian Girl's Navy Blue Vision

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

As a Persian girl, I am also envisioning the new President of Iran, Mr. Rouhani, as well as all the other World Leaders, bringing back to their countries plans which integrate King Cyrus's message.

Ancient Cyrus Cylinder Stirs Modern Passion And Debate

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Scholarship complicates our widely accepted and most popular images of Cyrus the Great as a uniquely benevolent ruler who instituted policies of peace and tolerance such as the world had never seen before. As it turns out, the famous Cyrus Cylinder was not revolutionary.

Why the Cyrus Cylinder Matters

Sepideh Saeedi | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Sepideh Saeedi

The story of the Cyrus Cylinder travelling the world and being interpreted through a certain point of view by powerful white men is very much a continuation of the fundamentally colonialist and paternalistic nature of Near Eastern archaeology.

The Cyrus Cylinder And A Dream For The Middle East

Jacob L. Wright | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Jacob L. Wright

The values of tolerance that the Cyrus Cylinder has come to represent today must be held high. Yet in doing so, we must also heed the voices of those who opposed Persia's imperial reach.

International Cyrus The Great Day: Common Ground For World Religions?

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

There is one day each year when a civil conversation between our countries and religions could take place: Oct. 29, a day commemorating the founder of the Persian Empire.

Iran Cuts Off Louvre

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

Iran has cut ties with the famous Louvre museum in Paris, an official said Monday, accusing the museum of failing to live up to an agreement to exhibi...

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

Why the Mullahs are Un-Iranian: 7 Fatal Flaws

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Ali Binazir

May history prove once again the ascendancy of the Iranian people's will and the triumph of their resilient culture over unjust and unwelcome rulers.