The Tomb of Cyrus The Great - Iran by Bryan Freeman

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Taken on our recent trip to Iran.

The Tomb of Cyrus the Great is situated on the plain where Parsargadae is.

Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-85mm
CP Filter

28 May Featured in Art of The Middle East

11 June Featured in Stuck In A Box

HDR, 3 images handheld, tonemapped then adjusted slightly in PS

From Wikipedia

Cyrus’ remains were interred in his capital city of Pasargadae, where today a tomb still exists which many believe to be his. Both Strabo and Arrian give nearly equal descriptions of the tomb, based on the eyewitness report of Aristobulus of Cassandreia, who at the instigation of Alexander the Great visited the tomb two times.58 Though the city itself is now in ruins, the burial place of Cyrus the Great has remained largely intact; and the tomb has been partially restored to counter its natural deterioration over the years. According to Plutarch, his epitaph said,
“ O man, whoever you are and wherever you come from, for I know you will come, I am Cyrus who won the Persians their empire. Do not therefore begrudge me this bit of earth that covers my bones.59

Cuneiform evidence from Babylon proves that Cyrus died around December 530 BC,12 and that his son Cambyses II had become king. Cambyses continued his father’s policy of expansion, and managed to capture Egypt for the Empire, but soon died after only seven years of rule. He was succeeded either by Cyrus’ other son Bardiya or an impostor posing as Bardiya, who became the sole ruler of Persia for seven months, until he was killed by Darius the Great.

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The links below will take you to various sets of my work:

  1. Persepolis
  2. Pasargadae
  3. Persia
  4. Esfahan – Iran
  5. Shiraz – Iran
  6. Time Lapse
  7. Black & White
  8. High Dynamic Range – HDR
  9. Birds
  10. Sydney
  11. Luna Park – Sydney
  12. Long Flat – NSW
  13. Sofala
  14. Fireworks

I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • mohsensa
    mohsensaalmost 5 years ago

    Loved it!

  • Thanks Mohsen. There’s more to come in the next few weeks.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 5 years ago

    Good composition, point of view and color. The clouds add dynamics to the image. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thanks Eyal, (sorry for the late reply).

    – Bryan Freeman

  • mojgan
    mojganalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • Thanks mojgan.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 5 years ago

  • Awesome, thanks Eyal.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 5 years ago

    Ah, the famous tomb, inspiration for so many other tombs, its shape copied over and over again. I loved Pasargadae, the sense of long history and the sheer scale of it!

  • Thanks Maerjolein. Sorry about the late reply, I seemed to have missed this one.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Tim&Paria Sauls
    Tim&Paria Saulsover 4 years ago

    Loved it! Nice

  • Thanks for your nice comments, greatly appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonalmost 3 years ago

  • Awesome news, thanks very much

    – Bryan Freeman

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