Inaugural ceremony at Cyrus the Great's tomb

Inaugural ceremony at Cyrus the Great's tomb

presentation of flowers by the Shah of Iran at Cyrus the Great's tomb 1971

The inaugural ceremony of festivities to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian monarchy took place in 1971. The Shah of Iran placed flowers at the tomb of Cyrus the Great to start the five-day event which featured royalty and dignitaries from around the world.

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