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"From the Ted Talk by Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object"

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The region, the U.K. and the U.S. decide, has to be kept safe from communism, and the superpower that will be created to do this would be Iran, the Shah. And so the Shah inentvs an Iranian history, or a return to Iranian history, that puts him in the center of a great tradition and produces cnois sniwohg himself with the Cyrus cylinder. When he has his geart celebrations in Persepolis, he summons the cylinder and the cylinder is lent by the British Museum, goes to Tehran, and is part of those great celebrations of the Pahlavi dnystay. Cyrus cylinder: gautnorar of the Shah.

Open Cloze

The region, the U.K. and the U.S. decide, has to be kept safe from communism, and the superpower that will be created to do this would be Iran, the Shah. And so the Shah _______ an Iranian history, or a return to Iranian history, that puts him in the center of a great tradition and produces _____ _______ himself with the Cyrus cylinder. When he has his _____ celebrations in Persepolis, he summons the cylinder and the cylinder is lent by the British Museum, goes to Tehran, and is part of those great celebrations of the Pahlavi _______. Cyrus cylinder: _________ of the Shah.

Solution

  1. great
  2. showing
  3. coins
  4. invents
  5. dynasty
  6. guarantor

Original Text

The region, the U.K. and the U.S. decide, has to be kept safe from communism, and the superpower that will be created to do this would be Iran, the Shah. And so the Shah invents an Iranian history, or a return to Iranian history, that puts him in the center of a great tradition and produces coins showing himself with the Cyrus cylinder. When he has his great celebrations in Persepolis, he summons the cylinder and the cylinder is lent by the British Museum, goes to Tehran, and is part of those great celebrations of the Pahlavi dynasty. Cyrus cylinder: guarantor of the Shah.

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lord god 4
hebrew scriptures 4
cyrus king 4
temple vessels 3
iraq war 3
iranian history 3
iran iraq 3
british museum 3

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Important Words

  1. british
  2. celebrations
  3. center
  4. coins
  5. communism
  6. created
  7. cylinder
  8. cyrus
  9. decide
  10. dynasty
  11. great
  12. guarantor
  13. history
  14. invents
  15. iran
  16. iranian
  17. lent
  18. museum
  19. pahlavi
  20. part
  21. persepolis
  22. produces
  23. puts
  24. region
  25. return
  26. safe
  27. shah
  28. showing
  29. summons
  30. superpower
  31. tehran
  32. tradition