Wednesday, 25 December 2019


Pasargadae was the capital of the first Persian Empire

Tomb of Cyrus the Great
This postcard was sent by Steffi

The Tomb of Cyrus is the monument of Cyrus the Great approximately 1 km southwest of the palaces of Pasargadae. According to Greek sources, it dates back to 559–529 BC. The most extensive description based on a lost account by Aristobulus, who had accompanied Alexander the Great on his eastern campaign in the late 4th century BC, is to be found in the Anabasis of Arrian (6.29). written in the 2nd century AD. - in: wikipedia

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