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Susa


Persian palace guard, found at Susa. Now in the Louvre, Paris.
Persian soldier, from Susa (Louvre)
Susa (Elamitic, Babylonian: Šušim; Greek τὰ Σοῦσα): capital of Elam, favorite residence of the Persian king Darius I the Great.
 
 
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Susa, the capital of ancient Elam, is in the hottest part of Iran, Khuzestan. Light is more intense than we have ever experienced, and we found it difficult to take photos.

Texts

Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 1998
Revision: 16 March 2013
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