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Iran, Pasargadae (Fars province), a UNESCO World Heritage Site
A massive wall of the fortified terrace at Pasargadae called Throne of Solomonís Mother
On a plain surrounded by gently rolling hills, about 25 mi north of Persepolis, king Kyros II (the Great) founded the first capital of the multinational Achaemenid empire in the middle of the 6th cent. BC. What is left of it are the remains of 2 royal palaces, a large fortified terrace, and the mausoleum of Kyros II (at the time of my visit heavily scaffolded and therefore unphotographed). After Kyrosí death the capital was used for a while by his successor Kambyses.
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