Iran to Cut Ties With Museum Over Art...

Iran to Cut Ties With Museum Over Artifact

There are 30 comments on the CBS News story from Feb 8, 2010, titled Iran to Cut Ties With Museum Over Artifact. In it, CBS News reports that:

Iran said it will cut ties with the British Museum on Monday because of the museum's failure to lend Tehran an ancient Babylonian artifact described as the world's earliest bill of rights.

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hey

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Feb 8, 2010
This is so funny...anyone seen a dried ear of corn....it is quite a mysterious language.....You got the corn baby I got the time....
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Feb 8, 2010
Is that where the scroll idea came from? Or where the scrolls rolled uo on a corn cob?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Feb 8, 2010
Where did the green corn dance come from?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Feb 8, 2010
Qom or corn?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Feb 8, 2010
Where were the geese grazing grounds?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Feb 8, 2010
is that the valley of Gordge?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Feb 8, 2010
And the medical profession got quacked...
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Feb 8, 2010
Did the say shush get outta my corn....In Susa?

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Feb 8, 2010
The purpose of the cylinder was mass production of masters to make further copies.

Think of a kitchen rolling pin with words carved into it. You roll it over soft clay and fire the result. You now have a master copy that can be sent throughout the empire. The cylinder is also less fragile than a plate would be.
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Feb 8, 2010
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Feb 8, 2010


Was Johnny's middle name Sioux?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Feb 8, 2010
Elizabeth Tudor

Forest Hills, NY

#13 Feb 8, 2010
Good for Britain!

Iran could not be trusted with the artifact because there are no human rights in that Islamic dictatorship that calls itself a "country" . It is run by rats and maggots who deny human rights and peaceful protest and freedom of religion under a brutal dictatorship.

Kudos to Britain. Iran probably would have destroyed the artifact as being "unislamic" a.k.a. intelligent.
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Feb 8, 2010
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Feb 8, 2010
What's written on your corn?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Feb 8, 2010
Marduk the summer calf...like Ra the sun? In baby land?
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Feb 8, 2010
Inana Godess of the sky? Heaven..In summer the sun shines brightest....
hey

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Feb 8, 2010
I wonder if they heard the lion or lioness go URRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Sheesh

Clanton, AL

#19 Feb 8, 2010
snyper wrote:
The purpose of the cylinder was mass production of masters to make further copies.
Think of a kitchen rolling pin with words carved into it. You roll it over soft clay and fire the result. You now have a master copy that can be sent throughout the empire. The cylinder is also less fragile than a plate would be.
Exactly. More like the earliest printing press and it would be centuries before the next version would be invented and used.

The content is like a cross between a campaign speech and a state of the union address so copies were probably made an sent out. Wonder if any of those have survived?

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#20 Feb 8, 2010
Elizabeth Tudor wrote:
Good for Britain!
Iran could not be trusted with the artifact because there are no human rights in that Islamic dictatorship that calls itself a "country" . It is run by rats and maggots who deny human rights and peaceful protest and freedom of religion under a brutal dictatorship.
Kudos to Britain. Iran probably would have destroyed the artifact as being "unislamic" a.k.a. intelligent.
Then claims about it being some sort of "civil rights" declaration are false. The repatriation of foreign captives/slaves back to their home territories is recorded as being a common thing with each regime change going back centuries earlier. It was a common practice that made good economic and political sense.

In the wake of a war, the strains on food, fuel and rebuilding resources was usually greatly strained. Decreasing the city population by removing the loser's slaves and other work force made domination of the population by a smaller occupying force easier. It also won the gratitude and at least a passive alliance with the repatriated peoples, limiting the need for further military action on your frontier while consolidating new holdings.

There is nothing about human/equal rights about it.

What makes the "Cyrus Cylinder" and it's related supporting records so important, is that it validates the Hebrew records ... up to a point. It also contrasts the foreign view with the ethnocentric religious view as presented in the Hebrew records, and offers insight into just how far the scholar needs to modify understanding of the Hebrew writings in light of their chronicle's ego-centrism.

It's good that the British museum is not lending the artifact. The way things are going with Iran right now, I wouldn't want to let anything so valuable and fragile be anywhere it is sure to get broken ... or vaporized.

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