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The original Cyrus Cylinder is owned by the British Museum in London. It sponsored the expedition in 1879 during which the cylinder was discovered in the ruins of Babylon in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). A replica will be on display in Winnipeg Tuesday.

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The original Cyrus Cylinder is owned by the British Museum in London. It sponsored the expedition in 1879 during which the cylinder was discovered in the ruins of Babylon in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). A replica will be on display in Winnipeg Tuesday.

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