Archaeology » Heritage sites» Pasargadae


Year of Research
546 BCE

Is today an archaeological site and one of only five of Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites.According to the Elamite cuneiform of the Persepolis fortification tablets the name was rendered as Batrakatas, and the name in current usage derives from a Greek transliteration of an Old Persian.Pasargadae remained the Persian capital until Darius founded another in Persepolis. The modern name comes from the Greek, but may derive from an earlier one used during Achaemenid times,meaning the garden of Pars.he archaeological site covers 1.6 square kilometres and includes a structure commonly believed to be the mausoleum of Cyrus, the fortress of Toll Takht sitting on top of a nearby hill, and the remains of two royal palaces and gardens. The gardens provide the earliest known example of the Persian chahar bagh, or four-fold garden design.