This is really a terrific piece of history. As you may know, around 2600 years ago, Cyrus II of Persia created the largest empire the world had ever known, and yet, he left a legacy of tolerance and benevolence that endures to this day. That legacy is embodied in the Cyrus Cylinder, which is one of the great artifacts from the ancient world. Now, on loan from the British Museum, the Cylinder is concluding its highly-acclaimed, first-ever tour of the United States at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles from October 2 through December 2. For more information, check out this brief but engaging video.