ancient city and archaeological site in Fars Province, Iran

Pasargadae was a city in ancient Persia, and is today a historical site in Fars,Iran. Pasargadae was the first capital of the Persian Empire. The building of the capital city by Cyrus the Great, begun in 546 BCE, but was left unfinished, for Cyrus died in 530 BCE. Pasargade remained the Persian capital unti Darius I built the Persepolis. The tomb of Cyrus the Great is in this city.

Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae

Pasargadae is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.