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Pasargad, Pasargad

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Admire the simplicity of the purported tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargad, a World Heritage Site containing the ruins of an ancient Persian capital. A six-tiered stone pedestal makes a stairway to the sepulcher of the Achaemenid emperor. Explore remnants of ancient columns in the audience hall of Cyrus' private palace: stone carvings and steles not so dissimilar to those of their arch-rivals in the Acropolis. Built in 559-530 BCE, the complex features a garden of Cyrus' son Darius--the earliest known example of this Persian fourfold design--and the remains of a stone wall dubbed the "Prison of Solomon." Hire a guide to get the most out of this 1.6 sq km (0.6 sq mi) site. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Pasargad holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pasargad and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Came early in the morning, almost the first. The clearest turquoise sky, and on its background pink faces sparkles mausoleum of Cyrus the great. Something very familiar in the contours. Then read that it is a pyramid model used as the Lenin mausoleum.
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  • This ancient site isn't quite as impressive as Persepolis, but it is nevertheless worth a visit. Spread out over a huge area, the ruins aren't always in the best condition and you may need to use your...  more »
  • A must see place in iran, located near persepolis, do not just focus on the tomb of cyrus the great, there is a remnant of an ancient city, and a mighty citadel that you can have a nice view over the ...  more »
  • Here lies the greatest leader the world has ever seen. In around 530 b.c. he controlled a fourth of the world's population, and provided them with the the world's first civil rights. Freedom of religion was the law, and slavery was outlawed. All hail the only king revered by even his enemies as being a great king. We love you oh great king Cyrus, King of four corners, king of the Aryans. King of kings
  • very beautiful and nice
  • great place too visit
  • Although not much to see anymore it's worth to como here for the great history behind
  • Amazing place of pilgrimage. As great and powerful as he was, he chose to have a small burial. The light of Aryans and humanity.