Pasargadae Timeline

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  • 550 BCE
    Cyrus the Great defeats Astyages of the Medes and decides to found Pasargadae at the site of the battle.
  • c. 546 BCE
    Cyrus the Great begins construction of Pasargadae.
  • c. 515 BCE
    Darius I moves the capital of Persia from Pasargadae to Persepolis.
  • Jan 324 BCE
    Alexander the Great orders restoration work in Pasargadae.