Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Pasargadae is registered as a World Heritage Site in UNESCO . For more information refer to the first comment or UNESCO website.

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The following article is directly copied from UNESCO website: Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly noteworthy vestiges in the 160-ha site include: the Mausoleum of Cyrus II; Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace; and a royal ensemble of gatehouse, audience hall, residential palace and gardens. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. Spanning the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to the Hindus River, it is considered to be the first empire that respected the cultural diversity of its different peoples. This was reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.

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boticm on February 26, 2011

Visit my gallery page 1

З. Пејовић on February 26, 2011

Very nice... :)

LIKE

Best regards from Serbia, Zorica

Mara Rodriguez on February 28, 2011

Your picture gallery is spectacular. I regret that Panoramio is blocked in your country. I wish we could do something. Want to learn more about photography? I think not necessary, are very professional and not have to have a degree or diploma in hand. Experience makes the professionalism of the photographer, the picture is better with people's souls. Congratulations for your work.

Thanks for visiting my gallery.

Greetings from Mexico, Marah

easywriter007 on March 4, 2011

It,s an awesome photo! I like(178) it.

Zanimljiva fotografija.

Pozdrav iz Srbije!

Andrzej Brudziński..… on May 24, 2011

Very nice photo.Like.Greetings Andrzej

Petros Kalaitzis on May 29, 2011

Great Picture!!! LIKE. Greetings, Petros

Emil.S on June 17, 2011

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Natmara on June 25, 2011

Lotfi C'est une excellente image qui aurait tout à fait sa place dans un album retraçant l'histoire de l'empire Achéménide. Très beau cadrage.

ََAli Memari on June 30, 2011

غرور و افتخار . لایک

choniron on July 14, 2011

LK, great shot and nice monument. Greetings, José.

R jesús garciarodrig… on September 5, 2011

HOLA AMIGO H. LOTFI:EXCELENTE Y MONUMENTAL EDIFICIO,BUENA TOMA, PLENA DE LUZ Y COLOR Y ENCUADRE,<LIKE> SALUDOS CORDIALES DE TU SIEMPRE AMIGO,CHÚS.

REmiasz on February 16, 2012

Very nice image L Greetings Remek.

Gustavo V on September 11, 2012

Muy bonita foto!!!

L I K E

Saludos, Gustavo

Maurice MAZELLIER on October 7, 2013

Passionnant..! - d'Histoire..** - Merci.. pour le Partage.. - Bravo..

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 28, 2010
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    by H. Lotfi-Azad
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2010/07/23 17:07:19
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 7.06mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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