World Heritage Committee Unanimously Register Iran’s Historical Pasargadae Site

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The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) unanimously voted to register the historical site of Pasargadae on the World Heritage List, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported on Thursday.

Pasargadae is the fifth Iranian site to be inscribed on the prestigious list, after Persepolis, Choghazanbil Ziggurat, Takht-e Suleiman Complex and Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

While voting on the Citadel of Bam is scheduled for Friday, the delegates in the 28th session of UNESCO‚Äôs World Heritage Committee were all emphatic in adding Pasargadae, located 70 km north of Persepolis. It was the oldest capital of the ancient Achaemenid empire, built by the founder of this empire, King Cyrus the Great (559-330 BCE). It resembled a park of 2×3 km in which several monumental buildings were to be seen.