at last plans to construct the Pasargadae Museum near the mausoleum of
Cyrus the Great in early 2005, after a quarter of century break.
The museum is part of a grand plan to reorganize the historical complex
and public and private organizations will be engaged, said Alireza
Ghaedian, head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization in
the southern province of Fars.
The museum is slated to open its door in the spring of 2005 after a
25-year-long hiatus. Its original plan was the brainchild of Hussein
Amanat, a distinguished Iranian architect who had some landmarks
including Tehran’s Shahyad Aryamehr, nowadays known as Azadi Tower under his belt. He started his
daunting task in 1975, but it was interrupted after the 1979.