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Seminar on Cyrus the Great

Seminar on Cyrus the Great
Seminar on Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great Scientific Seminar will be held in Tehran on October 26-27, under the auspices of the Afraz Cultural Association, Iranian Political Science Association and Iranian Sociological Association.

The national seminar organized in cooperation with great masters and researchers covers multiple topics including Cyrus in history, mythology and in contemporary history writing; Cyrus and the Charter of Human Rights; Cyrus and ‘Dhul-Qarnayn’ (the Two-Horned One, a figure mentioned in the Holy Qur’an), Peace and Culture of Conciliation and Achaemenid Archaeology and Art. September 21 is the deadline for submission of both articles and abstracts, ILNA reported.

Prominent masters and specialists on its scientific board include Dr. Abdolmajid Arfaee, researcher in history of Ilam and expert in the ancient languages of Akkad and Ilam, and historian Nasser Takmil Homayoun, author of ‘The Social and Cultural History of Tehran’, ‘The Educational Systems and Institutions in Ancient Iran’ and over 50 published articles.

Other members of the board are master of Persian literature Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi, historian of modern Iranian history, Hamid Ahmadi who is the founder and director of the Research Association for Iranian Oral History, Dr. Ali Asghar Dadbeh, faculty member of Allameh Tabatabai University, as well as linguist Katayun Mazdapour who is a leading researcher in ancient Iranian languages, archaeologist Dr. Hekmatollah Mollasalehi and political scientist Davoud Hermidas Bavand.

Dr. Rouzbeh Zarrinkoub, assistant professor of history of ancient Iran at Tehran University is the chief advisor of the seminar. He is also a member of the scientific board. The scientific secretary and executive secretary of the seminar are Dr. Zagros Zand and Alireza Afshari.

Cyrus the Great was the first King of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world, also known as the Cyrus Cylinder. October 29 is observed every year as the anniversary of the entry of Cyrus into Babylon. It is named the day of Cyrus the Great by the ‘Save Pasargard’ institute, but is not registered in any national or international calendar.