The Very First Human Bill
of Rights in 538 BCE.

10,000 Years of Persian History

Iranian poet Sa’adi, from the 13th century, is one of the major influential Persian poets of the medieval period. Sa’adi is best known for his works ‘Gulistan’ and ‘Busan’, poetry which emphasized a unity in mankind, an interdependence regardless of social barriers and labels.

Sa’adi Poetry “Bani Adam” Inscribed On United Nations Building Entrance.

The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,

Having been created of one essence.

When the calamity of time affects one limb,

The other limbs cannot remain at rest.

If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,

You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.

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I hereby abolish slavery...Cyrus the Great in 538 BCE.

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