Pasar-gadae

Pasar-gadae, was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. It’s palaces, gardens and the tomb of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. The violent winds and burning sun of the Morgab plain likewise represent significant threats to some of the archaeological remains. It is now a World Heritage Site under UNESCO.

It’s beautiful limestone blocks and it true sacredness, glisten in the beauty of the well-kept land. The majestic simplicity of the architecture at Pasargadae reflects a sense of balance and beauty that was never equaled in either earlier or later Achaemenian times.

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