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Pasargadae
پاسارگاد
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Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae
Location Fars Province, Iran
Region Iran
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Type Settlement
History
Builder Cyrus the Great
Material Stone, clay
Founded 6th century BCE
Periods Achaemenid Empire
Cultures Persian
Site notes
Archaeologists Ali Sami, David Stronach, Ernst Herzfeld
Condition In ruins
UNESCO World Heritage site
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
Reference 1106
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.

Pasargadae is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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