The Iranian History 538 BC


Cambyses Attends Akitu Festival

Mar, 27, 538 BC

Pasargadae Stone Tower AKA Solomon Prison. It's believed to be the tomb of Cambyses of which only one 14m wall has been reconstructed similar to the Cube of Zoroaster in Naghshe Rostam. Some believe this building was the treasury or fire temple.The Chronicle of Nabonidus, states:that prince Cambyses, son of Cyrus The Great attended the Akitu festival which was an important ceremony for Babylonians. Nabonidus had lost popularity because of not attending the religious ceremony and Cyrus himself was not able to attend it. So he appointed Cambyses, the crown prince to honor Babylonian traditions in which the statue of the god Nabu was brought to the Esagila temple according to the ritual regulations. After one year Cambyses became Satrap of Bactria; this in term became a tradition to prepare the crown prince for kingdom. (Updated: Feb, 3, 2008)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Nabonidus : نبونهيد Media_Files
  • Cambyses : کمبوجيه(Cambysis) کامبيز Media_Files
  • Bactria : باختر(Daxia,Bactra,Balkh,Bakhtar) بلخ Media_Files
  • Esagila : اساگيلا
  • Satrap : ساتراپ‌ استاندار قديم‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Cyrus : کورش(Kurosh, Kourosh, Koresh) Media_Files
  • Akitu : آکيتو(Akitu Festival)
  • Nabu : نبو

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