In March 1879, the Cyrus cylinder was discovered in Iraq made from baked clay and only about 22cm longhas been dated to about 530 BC some belief the Cyrus Cylinder is the world’s first charter of human rights, The inscription on the cylinder speaks of Cyrus’ promotion of religious, racial, and linguistic freedom and his permission to those deported by the Babylonians to return to their homelands. Others argue that it was intended for the gods and views as a charter of human rights are an anachronism.