Paradise, originally a corrupted form of pairidaeza, is a combination of pairi (around) and daeza (wall) from old Farsi (Persian) for walled garden. Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid empire created his paradise circa 540 BC in the arid plains at Pasargadae. Paradise integrated itself into other languages such as Greek, Hebrew (pardes), Arabic (firdos), and English.