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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A ruined city of ancient Persia northeast of Persepolis. It was Cyrus the Great's capital and is said to have been founded by him in 550 B.C.

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  • proper n. an ancient city of Persia.

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  • The Islamic Republic of Iran, which holds in great contempt any non-Islamic belief or heritage, has embarked on destroying many pre-Islamic archaeological sites in Iran such as Pasargadae and Persepolis -- some of humanity's most prized cultural heritage, on the pretext of building a dam.

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  • The tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae near Persepolis.

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  • Alexander also visited the royal center at Pasargadae just a few miles to the east of Persepolis.

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  • Alexander appropriated the treasury at Pasargadae to add to the caravan heading for Susa, but he was even more interested in visiting the tomb of Cyrus.

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  • This governor had welcomed the king on his return just a few days before at Pasargadae with splendid gifts for his whole entourage.

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  • From Pasargadae, Alexander rode the few miles to the city of Persepolis in a very bad mood.

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  • Pasargadae: Royal Persian burial site near Persepolis where the tomb of Cyrus the Great still stands.

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  • For 2,500 years, the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great has stood on the plain at Pasargadae, a simple but dignified monument to a revered king.

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  • Many fear the newly built dam and reservoir, so close to Pasargadae, will pose a great threat to the tomb of Cyrus the Great, despite numerous reports that are coming from the Islamic Republic News Agencies stating otherwise.

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  • Pasargadae and Persepolis are more than a mere collection of ancient structures.

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