Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Pasargadae: A City Created by Cyrus the Great; Tasnim News Agency

Iran – Pasargadae

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pasargadae city in antiquated Persia (cutting edge Iran), situated close to the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County) and is today an archeological site and one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Founded in the 6th century BC in the heartland of the Persians (today the province of Fars in southwestern Iran), Pasargadae was the earliest capital of the Achaemenid (First Persian) Empire. The city was created by Cyrus the Great with contributions from the different peoples who comprised the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia.

The archaeological remains of its palaces and garden layout as well as the tomb of Cyrus constitute an outstanding example of the first phase of the evolution of royal Achaemenid art and architecture, and an exceptional testimony to the Achaemenid civilization in Persia.

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