architects had properly applied foundation-making principles in
Pasargadae to boost its resilience, Iranian archaeologists concluded.
Having studied techniques applied in construction of
Achaemenids’ first capital city over the past year, experts
with Parse-Pasargadae Project decided the designers used the
foundation method since the area’s land has been feeble.
“We have come to the conclusion that Achaemenid architects
have built the monuments on two layers of stone foundation,”
said Babak Kial, head of the site. “This technique has enabled
the ancient city to withstand quakes over the centuries.”