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Tomb of Cyrus, Pasargad

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#16 of 31 in Historic Sites in Fars Province
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Tomb of Cyrus (Persian: آرامگاه کوروش بزرگ‎, romanized: ārāmgāh-e kurosh-e bozorg) is a monument serving as the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the ancient Achaemenid Empire. It is located in Pasargadae, an archaeological site in the Fars Province of Iran. According to Greek literary sources, the monument dates back to approximately 550–529 BC.

The most extensive description of the structure, based on a lost account by Aristobulus (who had accompanied Alexander the Great on his eastern campaigns in the late 4th century BC), is to be found in The Anabasis of Alexander (6.29), written by Arrian in the 2nd century AD.
The mausoleum is a significant historical example of earthquake engineering as it is said to be the oldest base-isolated structure in the world, allowing it great resilience against seismic hazards. It is one of the key Iranian cultural heritage sites.
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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 »
  • A most impressive monument, it is in realtively good condition considering that it dates from the 6thC BC, Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenids. The burial chamber stands atop a base. Though.....  more »
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  • You should visit here at least once in your life! If you are Aryan, then you will feel it here. It's very relaxing to sit and see if the weather is almost cloudy!
  • Highly disappointed with the conditions of both the tomb and its surroundings. It is truly a shame, as a Iranian I am very disappointed. If you do truly enjoy history I recommend you do not visit as you will be disgusted. I personally have a burning love for the King of Kings, King Cyrus but, seeing Cyrus’s tomb’s condition and the lack of respect and modernization of this world heritage truly broke my heart.
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