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Pasargad

Pasargad World Heritage collection is a set of ancient structures remaining from the Achaemenid era that is located in the city of Pasargad in Fars province. This collection includes buildings such as: Tomb of the Great Cyrus, the Pasargad king’s garden, Gate of Palace, Bridge, Dedicated Palace, Summerhouse, fountain, tomb of Cambyses, Mozaffari inn, sacred ground and Bolaghi Gorge.

Pars family, who won on the Mads in 550 BCE, led by Cyrus II, based on the tradition of Cyrus II chose this area for the capital. Pasargad name comes in the Achaemenid period at the first and is said to the plain that the Great Cyrus chose there as his headquarters. Then the Achaemenid Empire was established and developed by his son Cambujieh and Darius. Achaemenid dynasty came to power Corp which is one of the remarkable events of ancient history. Achaemenid overcame the ancient world under the domination of his own, with the exception of two-thirds of Greece. Achaemenid empire consider as the first emperor in the history of word.

The most striking part of Pasargad, is the tomb of Great Cyrus which is glaring on the plain, like a gem. Cyrus in ancient times was remembered as who returned Jewish from exile. After the death of Cyrus in battle with the Secas(in north of Iran), his body was embalmed and laid in a bed of gold and put his kingdom precious objects on his side. In all Achaemenid era, the tomb of Cyrus was sacred, which means that this sanctity is preserved in the Islamic era. This monument is the tomb of the first harbinger of freedom and human rights in the world, the Great Cyrus.

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