Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Admire the simplicity of the purported tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, 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 Pasargadae and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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I am a taxi driver in shiraz. I take so many tuorists to pasargad when we are going to Yazd or Isfahan. That is very beloved . also I can help you to visit Perspolise & Pasargad then take you to Yazd ... read more »
there is not much left to see but after seeing the DVD (sold everywhere) and animations you better appreciate what you are seeing. this is the large site where gardens were set up along the river whic... read more »
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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.
Im proud of being his man
CYRUS THE GREAT is our father,father of Persians and Persia Every one in my country and defenetly in other countries and nations love him and pay great respect to him. My lovely father,we never gonna forget you and your nation, because we are part of that nation and you are our GREAT FATHER.
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