Cyrus the Great

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  • Susa: get to know Iran’s legendary ruined city 2021-08-07 18:47

    Susa: get to know Iran’s legendary ruined city

    TEHRAN – Ancient Susa is one of Iran’s most treasured sights. The UNESCO-designated city, now flanked by the modern city of Shush, formerly belonged to the Elamite, Persian, and Parthian empires.

  • Book on Achaemenid Empire published by National Museum of Iran 2021-07-19 19:30

    Book on Achaemenid Empire published by National Museum of Iran

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has recently published a book titled “King and Elite in the Achaemenid Empire”.

  • Persepolis: once awe-inspiring gateway opens to public after millennia   2021-05-31 19:15

    Persepolis: once awe-inspiring gateway opens to public after millennia  

    TEHRAN – After two millennia, the public is to get access to [the remnants of] a majestic gateway, which is situated near the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran.

  • Ruins of majestic royal gateway unearthed near Persepolis 2021-02-08 21:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ruins of majestic historical gateway unearthed near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – The ruins of a majestic historical gateway, built upon the order of Cyrus the Great, who was the founder of the mighty Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 – 330 BC), have been unearthed near the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran, Iranian researchers said on Monday.

  • Webinar to discuss landscape conservation around Pasargadae 2020-12-09 04:00

    Webinar to discuss landscape conservation around Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – An online seminar will be discussing today the latest developments in the conservation of sceneries encircling the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae in southern Iran.

  • Archaeologists to unravel enigma of Achaemenid dams, water management systems 2020-11-08 00:02

    Archaeologists to unravel enigma of Achaemenid dams, water management systems

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists, cultural heritage experts, and engineers has resumed research to discover the secrets of dams and relevant water management systems constructed during the Achaemenid era (c.550-330) in Iran, some of which still inspiring modern architects and engineers.

  • Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran 2020-11-01 19:51

    Top 10 cities, islands to visit in Iran

    If you are drawn to destinations where echoes of ancient civilizations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. Some of history’s biggest names – Cyrus the Great and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their footprints here and the regions they conquered or ruled over are now among top travel destinations of the modern country.

  • Archaeologist says newest Ecbatana excavations yielded ‘satisfying’ results 2020-07-19 18:28

    Archaeologist says newest Ecbatana excavations yielded ‘satisfying’ results

    TEHRAN – Senior Iranian archaeologist Mehrdad Malekzadeh has said results of the 22nd archaeological season recently conducted on the ancient city of Ecbatana in west-central Iran were “satisfying”.

  • Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana 2020-06-30 19:10

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Excavation sheds new light on mysterious capital of Medes in Ecbatana

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have unearthed new cultural relics and architectural vestiges that sheds a new light on the mysterious capital of Medes, which is widely believed to be in Ecbatana, an ancient city on the site of which stands the modern city of Hamadan in west-central Iran.

  • Rare dovetail-joints found in UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae 2019-07-08 20:25

    Rare dovetail-joints found in UNESCO-tagged Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – Personnel of Pasargadae have recently found two rare dovetail-joints, which used to attach massive stone slabs, pillars and columns in the UNESCO World Heritage site that was once the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC), who ordered its construction.

  • Engraved signatures of prehistoric masons found in Iran 2019-03-03 09:17

    Engraved signatures of prehistoric masons found in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have discovered some huge building stones that bear signatures thought to be engraved by prehistoric masons, ILNA reported.

  •  Iranian-Italian team resume project on Pasargadae 2018-11-12 21:05

     Iranian-Italian team resume project on Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian and Italian archaeologists and restorers have commenced a new round of conservation project on Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Iran.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, southern Iran. 2018-10-10 22:06

    Aban 7th can be turned into tourism event, Mounesan says

    TEHRAN – The seventh day of the seventh Iranian calendar month of Aban - the anniversary of the entrance of Cyrus the Great (r. 559–530 BC) into Babylon - can be turned into a tourism event, Iran’s tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.