As you know today – I mean 29th of October – is Cyrus day. So it’s a good time to say some little things about this big man.
Of course if you search in internet you can see a lots of information about him,but I want to give you just some little things and news and show you very beautiful photo.
He is an Iranian that lived 2560 years ago and his cylinder that he wrote on it First Charter of Human Rights, is very famous. You can find it in the Continue reading →. I will write for you more,about him in future, but right now, The Tehran University, is holding “Cyrus Cylinder Memorial Conference”. Before start this conference the Tehran University Students’ Association history prepared and bring the replica of Cyrus tomb that you can see it in the photo.
But as you see, the Ferdowsi statue. Both of these men were very effective in the world and both of them paid attention to peace and human rights. As you know Ferdowsi is a big poet and he composed the best and biggest heroic poems in the world Shahnameh, that it doesn’t apply just heroic poems and it has more than 50000 verse. He lived 1050 years ago and he spent 30 years of his life to compose Shahnameh.
Both of them had peaceful, helpful and great idea, and now I want to right for you some sentences, just to show you a very small part of their thoughts.
Cyrus : Remember to always bring to you the most beautiful of human nature is his kindness.
Ferdowsi : See always good to each other and don’t spend the mortal world in bad.
Cyrus: Always be whole-hearted , sincere and together to have to firm your union and justice.
Ferdowsi: Create and be merry from justice.Take life easy and Do not remind hatred.
You can find a lot of books about these big men. any where.
Cyrus Charter of Human Rights Cylinder
First Charter of Human Rights
I am Kourosh (Cyrus), King of the world, great king, mighty king, king of Babylon, king of the land of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters, son of Camboujiyah (Cambyases), great king, king of Anshân, grandson of Kourosh (Cyrus), great king, king of Anshân, descendant of Chaish-Pesh (Teispes), great king, king of Anshân, progeny of an unending royal line, whose rule Bel and Nabu cherish, whose kingship they desire for their hearts, pleasure. When I well -disposed, entered Babylon, I set up a seat of domination in the royal palace amidst jubilation and rejoicing. Marduk the great god, caused the big-hearted inhabitations of Babylon to ……………… me, I sought daily to worship him. At my deeds Marduk, the great lord, rejoiced and to me, Kourosh (Cyrus), the king who worshipped him, and to Kaboujiyah (Cambyases), my son, the offspring of (my) loins, and to all my troops he graciously gave his blessing, and in good sprit before him we glorified exceedingly his high divinity. All the kings who sat in throne rooms, throughout the four quarters, from the Upper to the Lower Sea, those who dwelt in ………………., all the kings of the West Country, who dwelt in tents, brought me their heavy tribute and kissed my feet in Babylon. From … to the cities of Ashur, Susa, Agade and Eshnuna, the cities of Zamban, Meurnu, Der as far as the region of the land of Gutium, the holy cities beyond the Tigris whose sanctuaries had been in ruins over a long period, the gods whose abode is in the midst of them, I returned to their places and housed them in lasting abodes.
I gathered together all their inhabitations and restored (to them) their dwellings. The gods of Sumer and Akkad whom Nabounids had, to the anger of the lord of the gods, brought into Babylon. I, at the bidding of Marduk, the great lord, made to dwell in peace in their habitations, delightful abodes.
May all the gods whom I have placed within their sanctuaries address a daily prayer in my favour before Bel and Nabu, that my days may be long, and may they say to Marduk my lord, “May Kourosh (Cyrus) the King, who reveres thee, and Kaboujiyah (Cambyases) his son …” Now that I put the crown of kingdom of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions on the head with the help of (Ahura) Mazda, I announce that I will respect the traditions, customs and religions of the nations of my empire and never let any of my governors and subordinates look down on or insult them until I am alive. From now on, till (Ahura) Mazda grants me the kingdom favor, I will impose my monarchy on no nation. Each is free to accept it , and if any one of them rejects it , I never resolve on war to reign. Until I am the king of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions, I never let anyone oppress any others, and if it occurs , I will take his or her right back and penalize the oppressor.
And until I am the monarch, I will never let anyone take possession of movable and landed properties of the others by force or without compensation. Until I am alive, I prevent unpaid, forced labor. To day, I announce that everyone is free to choose a religion. People are free to live in all regions and take up a job provided that they never violate other’s rights.
No one could be penalized for his or her relatives’ faults. I prevent slavery and my governors and subordinates are obliged to prohibit exchanging men and women as slaves within their own ruling domains. Such a traditions should be exterminated the world over.
I implore to (Ahura) Mazda to make me succeed in fulfilling my obligations to the nations of Iran (Persia), Babylon, and the ones of the four directions
So thanks to 2 persons : First my colleague FREYDOON900 that took these photos and give me the main subject and one of my friend that helped me to find some parts of this post.