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US displays millennia-old Cyrus Cylinder

Persian relic estimated to be 2,600 years old is considered world's first declaration of human rights.

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The Cyrus Cylinder, considered the world's first declaration of human rights, has gone on display in the United States for the first time.

The 2,600-year-old relic is inscribed with orders issued by King Cyrus the Great after his conquest of what is now Iran.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports.

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