called Cyrus the Great Day.
Great, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. He created the largest empire
the world had yet seen.
Great 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.
Great is also well recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics,
and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Easternand Western
civilizations. Having originated from Persis, roughly corresponding to the
modern Iranian province of Fars, Cyrus has played a crucial role in defining
the national identity of modern Iran. Cyrus and, indeed, the Achaemenid
influence in the ancient world also extended as far as Athens, where many
Athenians adopted aspects of the Achaemenid Persian culture as their own, in a
reciprocal cultural exchange.
Tomb of Cyrus
in Pasargade, Fars province, Iran is one of Iran's heritage sites listed in
UNESCO and many tourists visit it every day.