Cyrus the Great

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  • 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.

  •  A pedestal of a column used to be standing in Persepolis, southern Iran. 2018-04-22 10:36

    Achaemenid-era objects seized in Fars

    TEHRAN – Two relics dating from Achaemenid-era (c. 550–330 BC) have recently been confiscated in Marvdasht, southern Fars province.

  • British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer looks at ancient vessels during his visit to the National Museum of Iran on December 19, 2017. 2017-12-20 20:36

    British Museum considers holding exhibit in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The British Museum is considering a plan to hold a joint exhibition of ancient relics at the National Museum of Iran, its director said in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae 2017-12-19 09:06

    UNESCO-registered Pasargadae launches website

    TEHRAN – Authorities of Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage, have recently launched an official website for the magnificent royal complex in southern Iran.

  • People visit tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae 2017-12-02 19:50

    Roofing covers to protect gateways in Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – Two prehistoric gateways leading to royal palaces in Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Iran, will soon be equipped with custom-made roofing covers.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Persepolis, southern Iran. 2017-08-21 20:36

    Open-air museum to be set up near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body aims to build an open-air museum on the ruins of a lately-unearthed archeological site adjacent to the legendary Achaemenid city of Persepolis, south of the country.

  • A view of the Achaemenid-era archeological site in Mashhad-e Morghab district, Iran 2017-01-17 09:10

    Achaemenid-era rampart unearthed in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archeologists has recently uncovered portions of a stone wall dating back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550–330 BC) in Mashhad-e Morghab district, southern Fars Province.