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Pasargadae (tomb of Cyrus the Great)

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasargadae): Pasargadae (Persian: پاسارگاد‎ Pāsārgād), the capital of Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most important monument in Pasargadae is the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Cyrus built his empire by conquering first the Median Empire, then the Lydian Empire and eventually the Neo-Babylonian Empire. His son Cambyses II, managed to add to the empire by conquering Egypt, Nubia, and Cyrenaica. Cyrus the Great is also well recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Eastern and Western civilizations. One of the few surviving sources of information that can be dated directly to Cyrus's time is the Cyrus cylinder, being kept today in the British Museum in London. The United Nations has declared the relic to be an "ancient declaration of human rights" since 1971.

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  • Uploaded on March 10, 2012
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    by H. Lotfi-Azad
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2010/07/23 17:07:19
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