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Pasargadae is an ancient Persian city, near modern Shiraz, Iran. It is one of 3 capitals of the Achaemenid dynasty. Its ruins include the bases of several large buildings and the nearly intact tomb of Cyrus the Great. Pasargadae is one of the oldest residences of the Achaemenid kings, founded by Cyrus the Great in Pars (Fars), homeland of the Persians.Pasargadae’s palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly noteworthy vestiges in the 160-hectare site include: the Mausoleum of Cyrus II; Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace; and a royal ensemble of gatehouse, audience hall, residential palace and gardens. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. Spanning the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to the Hindus River, it is considered to be the first empire that respected the cultural diversity of its different peoples. This has also been reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.Pasargadae lies in ruins 43 kilometers from Persepolis. In 2004, Pasargadae was registered with UNESCO’s World Heritage list.The tomb of Cyrus' son and successor, Cambyses 2., also has been found in Pasargadae. The remains of his tomb, located near the fortress of Toll-e Takht, were identified in 2006.Latest research on Pasargadae’s structural engineering has shown the Achaemenid engineers constructed the city to withstand a severe earthquake, at what would today be classified as a '7.0' on the Richter magnitude scale. The foundations are today classified as having a base isolation design, much the same as what is presently used in countries for the construction of facilities - such as nuclear power plants - that require insulation from the effects of a seismic activity. (Wikipedia) - Pasargadae, the capital of Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the Elamite cuneiform of the Persepolis fortification tablets, the name was rendered Batrakatau0161. One scholar has suggested that the name in current usage derives from a Greek transliteration of the Old Persian name of a local tribe. Pasargadae For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Pasargad County. Pasargadae * UNESCO World Heritage Site The tomb of Cyrus the Great one of the remains at Pasargadae Country Iran Type Cultural Criteria i, ii, iii, iv Reference 1106 Region ** Asia-Pacific Inscription history Inscription 2004 (28th Session) * Name as inscribed on World Heritage List ** Region as classified by UNESCO "I am Cyrus the king, an Achaemenid." in Old Persian, Elamite and Akkadian languages. It is carved in a column in PasargadaePasargadae (Persian: پاسارگاد‎ Pāsārgād), the capital of Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Contents

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Qajar Women carrying fire wood pass by the Tomb of Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great, founder of the country of Iran in the historical Pasargadae site. Almost all human beings in the world respect Cyrus as the first protector of human rights.
Cyrus Tomb Pasargadae. Cyrus the Great Kurosh-e-Bozorg) (c. 600 BC or 576 BC - December 530 BC), also known as Cyrus II was the founder of the country Iran and the Achaemenid Dynasty.
Mausoleum of Achaemenid Cyrus the Great, the founder of Iran in Pasargadae/Fars province
Perspolis Birdeye View
Cyrus The Great's Tomb in Pasargadae. It was under Cyrus The Great that the Persian Empire embraced all previous civilized states of the ancient Near East.
Norooz 1388, young Iranians Celebrating the new year by the tomb of Cyrus The Great
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