Deep in the heart of a vast piece of land called Persia, in Fars province, stands one of the last remains of the greatest empire that ruled over Iran. Cyrus the Great established Pasargadae in the 6th century BC, as the capital to an empire that consisted of diverse cultures and was based on a respect for all those cultures. Reflected in Pasargadae was the art and architecture of all the people who lived under the rule of the wise king. The traces of this splendor can be found in Cyrus’s limestone tomb, Tall-e Takht (Solomon’s Throne) and the vestiges of the royal ensemble of palaces located on a garden layout called “Four Gardens”. Pasargadae was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.