In order to know Pasargadae, you must first know another name: Cyrus the great.

Cyrus was the founder of Persian empire and the ruler of one of the largest empires of the ancient world. Under Cyrus’s rule the empire expanded from Mediterranean Sea and southern parts of Europe to northers parts of Africa and to the far east.

Cyrus conquered many countries during his time and therefore was known as king of four corners of the world. He respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. This became a very successful model for centralized administration and establishing a government working to the advantage and profit of its subjects. Cyrus is known as the saviour of Jews: In 586 B.C. the Babylonian empire led by its powerful leader Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first temple of Jerusalem, enslaved the Jews and moved them to Babylonia, in today's Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates. The Babylonians were defeated by the Persian army and the regions under their control fell into the hands of Cyrus the Great, then he issued an order and freed the oppressed nations allowing the Jewish to move back to Jerusalem. The name of Cyrus is mentioned in the Bible and Quran as a saint. He was the first person in the history of mankind to speak of free will and human rights in his cylinder. Cyrus is considered a hero and the father of Iranian people by not just Iranians, but also an endless list of people who consider him a real saint.

His remain rest in Pasargadae and thousands of people travel to Iran to visit the final resting place of one the greatest men who ever walked the face of this earth.