Pasargadae

Pasargadae Complex, a collection of ancient structures remaining from the Achaemenid era, is 135 kilometers north of Shiraz in the Fars Province. It is in a plain 1900 meters above the sea level surrounded by mountains.

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The main palace has some traces of Greek Architecture. It has an outstanding combination of dark and light marbles, especially in the structure of the pillars. This complex includes Cyrus the Great Tomb, Royal Garden, Bridge, Tomb of Cambyses, and Mozaffari Inn. 

This is the fifth Persian complex registered on UNESCO World Heritage List 2004.

The complex was built in 550 BC on the orders of the Achaemenid Cyrus, contains the tomb of Cyrus, winged man house , Aam palace and Takhte Soleyman building.

Cyrus's tomb is located in the royal gardens and made with large rocks some of them up to seven meters long.

The 75 cm width entrance to the tomb is located in the north-west.

Cyrus palace is another historical building of Pasargadae that is located about a kilometer northwest of the tomb of Cyrus.

Part of the Palace include a central hall, two balcony on the West and East, and two open area in the north and south.

There is an inscription in three languages Elamite , Ancient Persian and Babylonian saying I am Cyrus king of Persia.

Pasargadae historical complex is located 125 km north of Shiraz.


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