TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and French archeologists conduct archeogeophysic research in Pasargad to find the borders of the ancient Iranian capital.
Pasargad, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, is one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ruins of Pasargad lie 87 km northeast of Persepolis, in Iran’s central province of Fars.
Archeologists have started the sixth phase of excavations in Pasargad in order to identify the borders of the world’s first governmental socio-political center, press tv reported.
“The archeogeophysical studies in Pasargad are aimed at gathering more information on the history of Pasargad and finding the entrance gates and the usage of the monuments,” said Kourosh Mohammad-Khani, the supervisor of the Iranian and French archeological team.
Iran’s first Achaemenid capital is home to the tomb of Cyrus the Great, who is best remembered for his unprecedented tolerance and magnanimous attitude towards the nations he conquered and for drawing up the first Charter of Human Rights known to man.