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Ancient history tour

We had a wonderful day with Marcus and his friend from Sweden. They were interested in history and had lots of knowledge about it. We visited the four sites, Persepolis and Necropolis(Naghsh-e Rustam) and Pasargadae and Naghsh-e Rajab. They also tried one of the best traditional dishes. Hope to see them again in this immense …

Pasargadae

Pasargadae, Persian Pāsārgād, first dynastic capital of the Persian Achaemenian dynasty, situated on a plain northeast of Persepolis in southwestern Iran. According to tradition, Cyrus II (the Great; reigned 559–c. 529 BCE) chose the site because it lay near the scene of his victory over Astyages the Mede (550). The name of the city may have been derived from that of the chief Persian tribe, the Pasargadae, although it …