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Admire the simplicity of the purported tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargad, a World Heritage Site containing the ruins of an ancient Persian capital. A six-tiered stone pedestal makes a stairway to the sepulcher of the Achaemenid emperor. Explore remnants of ancient columns in the audience hall of Cyrus' private palace: stone carvings and steles not so dissimilar to those of their arch-rivals in the Acropolis. Built in 559-530 BCE, the complex features a garden of Cyrus' son Darius--the earliest known example of this Persian fourfold design--and the remains of a stone wall dubbed the "Prison of Solomon." Hire a guide to get the most out of this 1.6 sq km (0.6 sq mi) site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pasargad by using our Pasargad route maker tool.
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  • Pasargad is an outstanding ensemble of palaces, gardens and the tomb of Cyrus the Great and represents exceptional testimony to the Achaemenid civilization in Persia.The position of the site is also.....  more »
  • This, the precursor to Persepolis, is most famous for the tomb of Cyrus the Great. It should however be regarded as the earliest planned garden in the Middle east, and of the West. Little remains of.....  more »
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