Pasargadae

Pasargadae

The Pasargadae World Heritage Site is a complex of ancient Achaemenid archeological structures located in Pasargad city in Fars province.

The complex includes several buildings such as the Mausoleum of Cyrus, the Mosque of Pasargadae, the Garden of kingdom (four gardens), the Gate of All Nations, the Bridge, the Audience Palace, the private palace, two pavilions, the fountains of royal garden, the Mausoleum of Cambyses, defensive structures of Tel-Takht, the Mozafari Caravanserai, the sacred area and Tangeh Bolaghi.

Pasargadae

This complex is the fifth complex recorded in the World Heritage List in Iran, it was registered on the World Heritage List, due to its numerous indexes with 100% votes at the UNESCO conference in China in 2004.

The Pasargadae is located in a plateau with a height of 1,900 meters above sea level, in the fence of the mountains. From the evidence given by the Greek and Roman historians, it is obvious that Pasargadae was built by Cyrus the Great.

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This theory becomes steadier due to several reasons. First; the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great was built by his order, in terms of map designing and usage of symbolization, there is a connection between the Pasargadae grand garden and the Gate of All Nations Palace.

It shows us that the designer of all of these structures was one person, and those palaces were also the result of the artistic tact of Cyrus the Great.

 

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