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Pasargad, Pasargad

#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Fars Province
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Cyrus the great tomb is there. Pasargad was a big city in its time. There is a building which is like Kabe Zartusht in Naqsh-e Rustam. Pasargad's palaces are not big like Persepolis but they carry a h...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Are over come here on the way to Yazd. Complex is very extensive, is poorly preserved. There is little to see on this site. The you Persepolis? This delicious skip.
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  • August 9, 2017
    See, if it's on the right of entry 200 000 IRR road. The site is located 130 km from Shiraz. If we're going to Shiraz to Isfahan or Yazd, we can be there stop. But if one comes in Shiraz and one go back, in my humble opinion, it's not worth. There is just to see the tomb of Cyrus II the great and turn around. In any case what I did. Visited on 25/04/2017
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  • July 7, 2017
    It's the tomb of Cyrus the Great! He was a great emperor. He had everything. The half of the Ancient world used to belong to him. But look at his tomb! How simple it is. How beautiful it is. He doesn't look like the other kings who were douchebags and after harming the people, they left big mausoleums. He is the Biblical Cyrus. Someone who's even liked by the Jews! I really love Cyrus for being a great leader!
  • April 15, 2017
    Must see. And help the locals looking after the area. The government should really do more and protect these historical sights.
  • May 3, 2017
    Place of palace and capital of Great KIR the First who wrote first in history human rightd on the. There are judt dome ruins but you should see the tomb of fathrr of Persians
  • November 13, 2016
    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
  • June 15, 2017
    It wouldnt be a great place to visit if not the history behind.

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