Pasargadae

Pasargadae

The ancient city of Persia and the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire that was constructed by the founder of the world's largest kingdom until now .i.e. Cyrus the Great. His reign lasted around 31 years and during this time he had around 30 nations on both eastern and western civilizations within his domination. Although he had a high reputation for human rights, military strategy and politics and was well-recognized as the king of justice who respected all the customs and religions of his people so that his proclamation that is inscribed onto the Cyrus Cylinder has been identified as the first and oldest charter of human rights that is known to date.

He started building his capital in 546 BC but could not finish it before he died in the 530 BC and so Pasargadae is the burial-place of Cyrus the Great that is now the most important and well-kept monuments of this site.

In fact, it covers an area of around 1.6 square kilometers that includes the fortress of Toll-e-Takht, two royal palaces that are now just a ruins of their former selves have remained and beautiful gardens that are considered as the first examples of Persian-style gardens known as a fourfold garden or Chahar Bagh and finally his tomb.

Pasargadae is considered as an important archeological site that is inscribed in UNESCO list in 2004.

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