THE SPIEGEL ARTICLE ON CYRUS THE GREAT (noted here) has received a vigorous response from one Cyrus Kar at Payvand. It looks interesting and I've been meaning to take some time to fact-check it, but it's become clear that time for that won't be forthcoming anytime soon. But you can follow the link and see what you think yourself. I blog, you decide.
I stand by my own evaluation of Cyrus, at the first link.
Things are still going to be busy this week, and I'll be off for a conference on Thursday, but I'll blog as much as I can.