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The Cyrus Cylinder — an ancient clay piece considered the oldest declaration of human rights — is in the U.S. for the first time. The symbol of Persian tolerance arrives in Washington as formal relations between Iran and the U.S. remain strained. Renee Montagne talks to professor Ahmad Karimi of the University of Maryland about the history of this ancient cultural icon.
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