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Tomb of Cyrus, 530 BCE

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Tomb of Cyrus

The Tomb of Cyrus is located at Pasargadae. The entrance to the tomb chamber is on the far side. There is Anatolian, possibly Lydian, influence in the design and workmanship of this tomb. According to the Greek author, Arrian, the body of Cyrus was placed in a golden coffin and a Persian inscription on the tomb read- “Mortal! I am Cyrus son of Cambyses, who founded the Persian empire, and was King of Asia. Grudge me not then my monument.”

Curtis, John. Ancient Persia. London- British Museum Press, 1989.

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