In anticipation of the forthcoming exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning, British Museum director Neil MacGregor looks at the modern relevance of both Cyrus and the Cyrus Cylinder, asking what their significance might be today both in the Middle East and in the wider world. The lecture is followed by a brief Q&A.
Event begins at 6:00PM
Presented by: he Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Featured Artist(s): Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum