Visual Timeline: Pasargadae

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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.
 
546 BCE: Cyrus the Great begins construction of Pasargadae.
 
 
515 BCE: Darius I moves the capital of Persia from Pasargadae to Persepolis.
 
 
324 BCE: Alexander the Great orders restoration work in Pasargadae.
 
 
 
 
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