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Summary

SUSA - Capital of Elam. Suza.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Battle of Susa in 647 BC.

Ashurbanipal's brutal campaign against Susa in 647 BC and destruction of Elamite city.

Susa, Archaeological Museum

Susa, Archaeological Museum

Kudurru of Meli-Shipak II from Susa

Melišiḫu

Hunnubat-Nanaya Kudurru

Kassites Kudurru boundary stone discovered at Susa.Louvre.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Susa (Elamitic, Babylonian: Šušim; Greek τὰ Σοῦσα): capital of Elam, favorite residence of the Persian king Darius I the Great.

  1. R. Boucharlat, "Susa under Achaemenid Rule" in: John Curtis (ed.) Mesopotamia and Iran in the Persian Period: Conquest and Imperialism 559-331 BC (1997 London) 54-67.