Cyrus the Great

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  • 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.