The text on the Cylinder praises Cyrus, sets out his genealogy and portrays him as a king from a line of kings.
The Babylonian king Nabonidus, who was defeated and deposed by Cyrus, is denounced as an impious oppressor of the people of Babylonia and his low-born origins are implicitly contrasted to Cyrus' kingly heritage.
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It concludes with a description of how Cyrus repaired the city wall of Babylon and found a similar inscription placed there by an earlier king.