Pasargadae (Persian: پاسارگاد) was a city in ancient Persia. According to the Elamite cuneiform of the Persepolis fortification tablets the name was rendered as Batrakataš, and the name in current usage derives from a Greek transliteration of an Old Persian Pâthragâda toponym of still-uncertain meaning.
Pasargadae was a city in ancient Persia, and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.It was the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire and lies in the Fars province, 43 kilometers from Persepolis. The construction began around 546 BCE. The tomb of Cyrus' son and successor, Cambyses II, also has been found in Pasargadae. Pasargadae remained the Persian capital until Darius founded another in Persepolis.