Tomb of Cyrus:- Iran (Video)

The Tomb of Cyrus is the burial place of the ancient Cyrus the Great of Persia. The tomb is located in Iran, at the Pasargadae World Heritage Site. Cyrus the Great (c. 590 BC; August 529 BC or 530 BC), or Cyrus II of Persia was a Persian Shahenshah (or Emperor), who founded of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty. This empire thence expanded under his rule, as Cyrus eventually conquered the majority of Southwest Asia as well as much of Central Asia, from Egypt and the Hellespont to the Indus River in the east, to create the most expansive nation the world had seen up until that era.

Cyrus' tomb lies in Pasargadae, Iran, a UNESCO...

Cyrus' tomb lies in Pasargadae, Iran, a UNESCO...Image via Wikipedia

The most important monument in Pasargadae is the tomb of Cyrus the Great. It has six broad steps leading to the sepulchre, the chamber of which measures 3.17 m long by 2.11 m wide by 2.11 m high, and has a low and narrow entrance. Though there is no firm evidence identifying the tomb as that of Cyrus, Greek historians tell us that Alexander III of Macedon believed it was so. When Alexander looted and destroyed Persepolis, he paid a visit to the tomb of Cyrus.

Tomb of Cyrus the Great (Under Restoration)

Tomb of Cyrus the Great (Under Restoration) Image via Wikipedia

Arrian, writing in the second century of the common era, recorded that Alexander commanded Aristobulus, one of his warriors, to enter the monument. Inside he found a golden bed, a table set with drinking vessels, a gold coffin, some ornaments studded with precious stones and an inscription of the tomb. No trace of any such inscription survives to modern times, and there is considerable disagreement to the exact wording of the text. Strabo reports that it read: 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 grudge me this little earth that covers my body.

References Wikipedia.

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11 Responses to Tomb of Cyrus:- Iran (Video)

  1. Rebekah says:

    Some guy, huh?! Imagine all that …back then! Beautiful tomb too..

  2. kymbo says:

    There just aren’t any hero’s like this today, can you imagine something like this for Gillard? or Obama…or any of the others. Even the leaders of industry aren’t hero’s like those of old..

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi kymbo,
      So true, there just seemed to be a lot of Greats in ancient times, and also in early history, but not so much these days, or none that I can think of anyway.

  3. Selma says:

    It’s an amazing tomb and an amazing story. WOW!

  4. souldipper says:

    What an amazing man! I had no idea he had this much integrity and far-sightedness. Can we get him to reincarnate?

  5. Barbara Rodgers says:

    That was interesting about the cylinder with the human rights, so simple, direct and profound. I didn’t know of it, and also had no idea that a replica was kept at the United Nations… It’s rare for those who have power to be so concerned about their subjects…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      The cylinder was facinating, I also didn’t know about the replica. I agree it is very rare indeed, for the powers that be to care, we don’t seem to see it at all in this day and age I feel.

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