Sunday, 19 February 2023


This cover from Serbia depicts a joint issue Serbia-Iran celebrating 85 years of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries. The stamp on the right features a picture of the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae. Pasargadae (from Old Persian Pāθra-gadā, "protective club" or "strong club"; Modern Persian: پاسارگاد Pāsārgād) was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC), who ordered its construction and the location of his tomb. Today it is an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites (since 2004), about 90 kilometres to the northeast of the modern city of Shiraz.