http://www.ted.com A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate
If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com
Cite This Work
TED, . (2014, July 19). 2600 years of history in one object (Neil MacGregor). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/520/
TED, . "2600 years of history in one object (Neil MacGregor)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 19, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/video/520/.
TED, . "2600 years of history in one object (Neil MacGregor)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Jul 2014. Web. 27 Jan 2020.