Declaration of Human Rights
Inscribed on a clay cylinder in cuneiform discovered
in 1879 by Hormoz Rasam in Babylon and now
in The British Museum.
When my soldiers in great numbers peacefully entered
Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people...
I kept in view the needs of people and all its
sanctuaries to promote their well-being... Freed all the slaves
I put an end to their misfortune and slavery (referred
to the Jewish people and other religious minorities).
- The Persian culture is the dedication to ethical
and moral excellence which is based on three simple fundamental
principles: GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS and GOOD DEEDS.