Iranian Museum Snubs British Museum Over Persian Treasure Loan
February 8, 2010
Iran (ChattahBox) – An Iranian museum has lashed out and cut all ties with The British Museum after they delayed the loan of a precious artifact.
The feud is over the Cyrus Cylinder, thought to be the first ever Bill of Rights.
The Cylinder was commissioned by Cyrus, King of Persia, after the successful conquering of Babylon.
The British Museum have said that they need it until the summer of this year in order to continue ongoing research.
But Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has claimed that it is political reasons behind the delay.
“The Cultural Heritage Organization has cut all its relations and co-operation with the British Museum,” Hamid Baqaie, the head of the branch, said.
An official complaint has been made to Unesco.