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.
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.