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The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

The Cyrus Cylinder Darius Seal Gold PlaqueGold Bowl from the Oxus Treasure Silver Bowl with winged lions and heads of the Egyptian deity Bes Gold Griffin Headed Armlet from the Oxus Treasure

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As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.