Treasure House - Pasargadae - IRAN

Bryan Freeman

Sydney, Australia

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This is believed to once have been the treasure house of Cyrus The Great. It could have been used as a prison as it is also known as the " Prison of Solomon ".

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Further details of Parsargadae below:

From an article by Jona Lendering
Pasargadae (Old Persian Pâthragâda): oldest of the capitals of the ancient Achaemenid empire, built by the founder of this empire, king Cyrus the Great (559-330 BCE). It resembled a park of 2×3 km in which several monumental buildings were to be seen.

According to the Roman geographer Strabo of Amasia, Pasargadae was built on the site where king Cyrus defeated the leader of the Medes, Astyages, in 550 BCE (Strabo, Geography 15.3.8). There is no evidence to contradict it, but the context is very odd and contains errors, so we should not place too much confidence on it.

However, that Cyrus was indeed the builder of this town, can be corroborated from the building inscriptions in the palace, which state Cyrus, the great king, an Achaemenid. If he did not build the palace on the site of his victory, there may have been other reasons: the place is beautifully situated in the center of a fertile plain which is on all sides surrounded by mountains.

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  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

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