Tall-e Takht

Tall-e Takht near Pasargadae
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At the northeastern end of Pasargadae is the citadel, called Tall-e Takht, "throne hill". It probably dates to the reign of Cyrus the Great (r.559-530), although it may also be a bit older than Pasargadae itself.
Tall-e Takht
is related to Marvdasht city (located in Fars province)
At the northeastern end of Pasargadae is the citadel, called Tall-e Takht, "throne hill". It probably dates to the reign of Cyrus the Great (r.559-530), although it may also be a bit older than Pasargadae itself.
Tall-e Takht near Pasargadae
The Tall-i Takht Citadel is an enormous unfinished platform built to one side of a natural hillock. It was probably built during the reign of Cyrus the Great but was abandoned after his death in 530 BCE. Like the acropolis in Athens, it may have been intended as a massive fortified plinth to hold palaces and temples. This was, in fact, realized later at Persepolis when Cyrus' successors built their palaces on large plinths somewhat similar to Tall-i Takht.
Tall-e Takht near Pasargadae
Tall-e Takht is a stone fort a kilometre north east from Pasagardae. It is also known as Takht-e Soleyman. Built on a natural hill this 6000 square metre fort is constructed of mud brick with a fine stone base.


Over the mountain to the north of the Passargadae plain, there is a beautiful area with large stony-white walls, in which many artifacts have been found. Thus, witnessing the reality that this place had been inhabited even before the Achaemenian period, and was most probably used as a praying site. The discovered objects belong to 4000 BC.

Tall-e Takht with 80 m. length and 15 m. hight has been made up of some 20 layers of huge stone slabs having up to six tons weight.
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Tall-e Takht near Pasargadae
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