Friday, June 27, 2008

Iran makes Cyrus the Great documentary

Iran is making a documentary about the Persian Achaemenid king, Cyrus the Great and the events leading to his thirty-year kingship.

Directed and produced by Hormoz Emami, the 400-minute Eagle of the East relates ancient Persian history from the sixth century BCE to Cyrus's death.

An illustrated book called The Four Corners of the World will be published, presenting Achaemenid sites and artifacts housed in British, French and American museums and over 16 other countries.

The 200-page book depicts Achaemenid sites in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece and Macedon.

The two projects, sponsored by academic and cultural centers, will be based on reliable historical sources, contemporary studies and recent archeological findings.

As the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty, Cyrus the Great is remembered for his tolerance, his noble attitude toward all conquered nations and his declaration of the first Charter of Human Rights.

adapted from: Press TV

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