Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pasargadae - IRAN - UNESCO #1106

The second card sent by Pavla (a Russian business woman now living in Tehran) is from the archeological site of Pasargadae, the ancient capital founded by Cyrus the Great that represents an exceptional testimony to the Achaemenid civilisation in Persia. According to the message she wrote on the back, this card is not the best view of Pasargadae a place she already visited, but the only one she had available at the moment - don't worry Pavla, it's a amazing card and I really don't know how to thank you for this extraordinary swap. Hope we can keep on exchanging cards in the future. Ok, about my UNESCO collection, with this two postcards from Iran I now have 279 sites, only 702 to reach the end. This postcard took 22 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1106 - Ruins of Palace of Cyrus, Pasargadae - IRAN
 
Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. 


 

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