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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Comments (251)

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

like....

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 NO VIEWS 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 taken in Fars, Pasargad, Unnamed Road, Iran

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  • 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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