Tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire
The complex furture consists of the remains of a fortress, palaces and a 14m high stone tower. Cyrus the Great began building the capital in 546 BC or later; it was unfinished when he died in Battle, in 530 or 529 BC.
Pasargadae, was a city in ancient persia, located near the city of shiraz.
The archaeological site vocers 1.6 square kilometers and includes a structure commonly believed to be the mausoleum of Cyrus, the fortress iof Toll-e Takht sitting on top of a nearby hill, and the remains of two royal palaces.
Today, Pasargadae is an archaeological site and one of the Iran’s UNESCO world heritage sites.
The noteworthy vestiges in the site include:
- The mausoleum of Cyrus II
- Tall-e Takht
- A fortified terrace
- A royal ensemble of gatehouse
- Audience Hall
- Residential palace and gardens