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Press Preview Held For The Cyrus Cylinder And Ancient Persia Exhibit At The Met Museum

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: The Cyrus Cylinder-a 2,600-year-old inscribed clay document from Babylon in ancient Iraq-is viewed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 20, 2013 in New York City. One of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world, the Cyrus Cylinder is the centerpiece of the traveling exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: The Cyrus Cylinder-a 2,600-year-old inscribed clay document from Babylon in ancient Iraq-is viewed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 20, 2013 in New York City. One of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world, the Cyrus Cylinder is the centerpiece of the traveling exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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