Pasargadae is the first capital of the Iranian tribes (built in 500’s BC) and the Achaemenian Empire and is located in the Pasargad city
Pasargadae is the first capital of the Iranian tribes (built in 500’s BC) and the Achaemenian Empire and is located in the Pasargad city, in a small distance from the well-known Persepolis. It is today an archaeological site and one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It resembled a park of 2×3 km in which several monumental buildings were to be seen.
The main significance of Pasargadae nowadays is that the tomb of Cyrus the great is located there and survived the time. Cyrus the great was one of the kings of Achaemenid and the founder of human rights and thus of great importance to all people in the world. He ordered to build a capital in 546 BC or maybe later, this capital is known as Pasargadae. After his death, he was buried in that place too and today, his tomb is considered as the most important monument of Pasargadae.
Six broad steps ending to a grave is what you are going to enjoy the most in Pasargadae. One of the magnificent structures of Pasargadae is a private palace which is believed to be the residential center of Cyrus, the king. The palace had two main entrance gates. The inscriptions on the door depict the king and his servants. The architectural style of the palace is simple but lovely. The combination of black and white stones in the columns and on the floors made a new architectural style.