(Persia Digest) – Unesco National Memory of the World committee member has announced that the Cyrus Cylinder is one of three valuable relics of Persian civilization which will be registered by Unesco’s National Memory of the World.
Sussan Asili added: “These include the collection of works by Persian Sufi poet “Sanaei”, the Cyrus Cylinder, and the book of “Al Fava’ed” by Ibn Majed.”
She said the files for the above works had already been scrutinized and they were ready for registration as memories of the world. she continued: “The number of works listed for consideration this year are higher than last year.”
Asili also pointed out to two works from Iran which will be mutually registered by other countries, and reiterated: “Documents for Sheikh Safi-e-Din Ardabili’s mausoleum will be mutually registered by France, the UK, and Afghanistan. A fifth work will also be announced once we receive approval.”
The Cyrus Cylinder was written in Akkadian cuneiform script in the name of Persia's Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great following the conquest of Babylon. It belongs to Iran and is kept at the British Museum.
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National Memory of the World is a Unesco program aiming to protect all documented human heritage, increase public awareness about it, and allow access to it. It was first introduced to the world in 1992.