Yvonne and Alice talk about an artefact from ancient Persia , which is now Iran. The Cyrus Cylinder is engraved with what is possibly the world's earliest human rights charter.
This week's question:
Which country does the British Museum's oldest artefact come from?
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
King Cyrus' Cylinder
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- an artefact
a very old ornament, tool or object made by humans
- human rights charter
legal document which says how people must be treated by governments and each other
- a cylindrical shape
something with fairly flat, circular ends and longer straight sides
writing which is cut into the surface of something so that it is permanent
cruel, oppressive treatment of people by their leaders
sent back to their own countries
display of a group of objects or art in a public place
- pre-Islamic history
here, events which happened in Iran before the country became an Islamic state
interact, talk to each other, discuss