Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cyrus Tomb, Pasargadae, Iran

Iran-04, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

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 five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Pasargadae, lies in ruins 43 kilometers from Persepolis, in present-day Fars province of Iran. The construction of the capital city by Cyrus the Great, begun in 546 BCE or later, was left unfinished, for Cyrus died in battle in 530 BCE or 529 BCE. The tomb of Cyrus' son and successor, Cambyses II, also has been found in Pasargadae. The remains of his tomb, located near the fortress of Toll-e Takht, were identified in 2006


Ricky Peterson March 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

Very informative post. Pasargadae is a very old city in prehistoric Persia, and is nowadays it is one of the most famous archaeological sites. Sivand Dam, which was named after the town Siavnd, which is located in the close proximity of the city. You will easily find guided tours in the Pasargadae city. For more details refer Pasargadae

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