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Tomb of Cyrus – Pasargadae
Immortality, truth or myth, is an Ideal & wish which had been in human`s instinct for ever. Since the human steps up in the mortal world, anyway, consciously or unconsciously looks for Immortality & eternal life & does everything to achieve it. Up to now, a lot of stories & myths had been told from human`s effort for achieving the life water or a magical formula for eternal life which shows his endless desire for keeping his life, wealth alive. These efforts also have continued up to now and every day is been seen & heard in different news & contents which scientists are searching a way for eternal life. But really, what is Immortality? The answer of this question for most of people maybe is Immortality& being alive forever, but the meaning which is being understood from this word, is that Immortality is that a name is being remembered in a good way until the end of the history.
From the beginning up to now, countless humans were born, lived for a while & died, but in fact, how many names of these people is remained with goodness, peace & right action in the pass of centuries?
Surely a few, but certainly one of these people is Cyrus, the wise & peacemaker Iranian king. A person who his good name, right action & good speech is being talked about, after 25 centuries monarchy over half of the world. And from Muslims to Jewish people, from Iranian up to British people remember him in right way. Today in T our To Iran .com we`ll visit the tomb of Cyrus &we`ll know more from the background, Traditions& stories around this world heritage.
Stay with us in this mysterious historical trip…
Familiarity with the tomb of Cyrus
Cyrus, the great man of history, is from the most likeable & most popular Iranian celebrities who was remembered with dignity and a lot of respect in different eras & has a special position in all nations and religions. Amongst Iranians, Cyrus had a great position which people always remember him as a wise, people lover & peace supporter and in different national ceremonies, publish his name and speeches. Therefore, the tomb of this great monarch is being placed among the most popular Iranian attractions & each year, a lot of people travel for visiting this historical place. This beautiful monument is the most popular part of the Pasargadae are complex which is placed in the south part of this wide complex.
The Pasargadae worldwide complex which is located in Morghab flat and the Pasargadae city of Fars province, was built long time ago by the time of the monarchy of the Cyrus the great& by its time, it had lots of boom & glory. In addition to the structure of the tomb of Cyrus which was constructed when he was alive and by his order, another glorious buildings added to the Greatness of the complex. Tall-e-takht & its fortifications, the stone tower monument, the royal complex which includes the gate palace, public meeting palace, public palace, residential palace & royal garden, bridge, holy area & the Solomon prison are from the other elements of the Pasargadae worldwide complex.
In the past, the tomb of Cyrus was in the middle of royal gardens & was visible from each side of the flat. A simple construction but very beautiful & eye-catching which with the area of 156 m2& the height of 11meters is still firm after 25 centuries.
The history of the tomb of Cyrus
Since the archaism of the tomb of Cyrus and the history of the Achaemenids Empire in Iran refers to the long time ago & more than 2500 years ago and on the other hand, there is not a written codified history from this dynasty, explanation about the constructing history, reason & time of the remaining objects of this era is such a hard work.
With all these details & according to the different sources, the construction background of the tomb of Cyrus, in fact, refers to the time when he was alive, not to after his death. What is being gotten from different quotations, is that Cyrus himself ordered to construct his tomb by the time of his monarchy & this tomb was being constructed in the middle of Pasargadae garden & palace by his order.
Holding Norouz ceremony in the tomb of Cyrus
Holding the Norouz ceremony refers to many years ago in the history of Iran & due to the historical documents and images and carves of the Persepolis by the time of the Achaemenids, also this great old tradition was being held as well as possible. Among this, Pasargadae historical complex, at the time of the solar New Year, with opening a colorful tablecloth from happiness Haft-sin, alongside commemorating the New Year, also they commemorate the memory of the good man of the history of Iran & celebrate with their family & friends.