'The Cyrus Cylinder'

'The Cyrus Cylinder'

The British Museum/The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery via Bloomberg

"The Cyrus Cylinder" (after 539 BCE), sometimes referred to as the first "bill of human rights." It is the centerpiece of "The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning," at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through Apr. 28.