2600 years of history in one object

Title:
2600 years of history in one object
Speaker:
Neil MacGregor
Description:

A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
19:16