Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis)
Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction; it was also the location of his tomb.
Pasargadae (135 km northeast of city of Shiraz) Fars province,Iran
In the year 550 B.C.,Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Dynasty ,and in the heart of Pars ,Pasargadae became the capital of the history’s first ever Great Empire.
The most glorious and beautiful masterpiece in Pasargadae complex , is the tomb of Cyrus the great which is still stands firm and stable during 25 centuries .The structure itself is made up a seven-stepped rectangular platform .After Cyrus was slain in battle (530B.C.),his body was mummified and placed in a golden bed among precious royal objects with his weapons .People also thought that no human being could erect such a monument from large boulders .
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It is situated 55 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture.
Naqsh-e RostamNaqsh-e Rustam:
is an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran, with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.
aqsh-e Rajab is an archaeological site just west of Istakhr and about 5 km north of Persepolis in Fars Province, Iran. Together with Naqsh-e Rustam, which lies 2.5 km away, the site is part of the Marvdasht cultural complex.