Pasargadae

Pasargadae (from Ancient Greek: Πασαργάδαι, from Old Persian Pāθra-gadā, "protective club" or "strong club";[1][2] Modern Persian: پاسارگاد Pāsārgād) was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great (559–530 BCE), who ordered its construction and the location of his tomb. Today it is an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites,[3] about 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the northeast of the modern city of Shiraz.

Pasargadae
پاسارگاد
Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae
Shown within Iran
LocationFars Province, Iran
RegionIran
Coordinates30°12′00″N 53°10′46″E
TypeSettlement
History
BuilderCyrus the Great
MaterialStone, clay
Founded6th century BCE
PeriodsAchaemenid Empire
CulturesPersian
Site notes
ArchaeologistsAli Sami, David Stronach, Ernst Herzfeld
ConditionIn ruins
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
Reference1106
Inscription2004 (28th Session)
Area160 ha (0.62 sq mi)
Buffer zone7,127 ha (27.52 sq mi)