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Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae
|Location||Fars Province, Iran|
|Builder||Cyrus the Great|
|Founded||6th century BCE|
|Archaeologists||Ali Sami, David Stronach, Ernst Herzfeld|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)|
|Inscription||2004 (28th Session)|
|Area||160 ha (0.62 sq mi)|
|Buffer zone||7,127 ha (27.52 sq mi)|
Pasargadae was a city in ancient Persia, and is today a historical site in Fars,Iran. Pasargadae was the first capital of the Persian Empire. The building of the capital city by Cyrus the Great, begun in 546 BCE, but was left unfinished, for Cyrus died in 530 BCE. Pasargade remained the Persian capital unti Darius I built the Persepolis. The tomb of Cyrus the Great is in this city.
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