Pasargad: a UNESCO world heritage site

Pasargadae (from Ancient Greek: Πασαργάδαι, from Old Persian; Modern Persian: was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559–530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb. It was a city in ancient Persia, located near the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County), and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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