Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cyrus cylinder

We have been studying about the Israelites captivity in Babylon. Today, we read from Ezra 1 about how King Cyrus of Persia released them and allowed them to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.

"Archaeologists found a large clay cylinder shaped like a log and is called the Cyrus cylinder. There is writingon the cylinder that tells how Cyrus captured the great city of Babylon and how he let all the captive people move back to their homes."

One of our activities was to make our own Cyrus cylinder
Cameron writing his text

Luke writing his

Luke's text
Luke & Cameron's Cyrus cylinders

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