My University group to Iran in 2008 as in the picture above. We learned a lot on this trip, and i thought i'd share some of it.
The tomb as seen above is said to be the oldest base-isolated structure in the world! There is said to be no concrete evidence that it is the tomb of Cyrus. But it is said that Alexander believed it to be. Alexander commanded one of his warriors, to enter the monument. They found all types of grave loot and an inscription on the tomb. We have found no sign of an inscription, but Strabo reports that it read:
- Passer-by, I am Cyrus, who gave the Persians an empire, and was king of Asia.
- Grudge me not therefore this monument.
- O man, whoever thou art, from wheresoever thou cometh, for I know you shall come, I am Cyrus, who founded the empire of the Persians.
- Grudge me not, therefore, this little earth that covers my body.
Hope you enjoyed the flashback with me!