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Susa
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(τὰ Σοῦσα/tà Soûsa, Elamite/Babylonian Šušim, modern Šūš, also Šūš Daniel because of the alleged grave of the prophet Daniel in Ḫūzestān, in Iran). Capital of the kingdom of Elam (Elymais, Susiana, Ancient Persian U(va)ja). Political centre from 4000, particularly between the 3rd and 1st millennia BC; between 645 and 640, S. was destroyed by Assurbanipal. Darius [1] I (521-486) chose S. for one of his capital cities: on a high terrace a palace was built in…

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Boucharlat, Remy, “Susa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1126270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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