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Susa is located in Iran
Location in Iran
Susa is located in West and Central Asia
Location in West and Central Asia
Location Shush, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Region Zagros Mountains
Coordinates 32°11′26″N 48°15′28″E / 32.19056°N 48.25778°E / 32.19056; 48.25778
Type Settlement
Founded Approximately 4200  BCE
Abandoned 1218 CE
Events Battle of Susa
Site notes
Condition Abandoned and in ruins
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Susa
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference 1455
Inscription 2015 (39th Session)

Susa (Ancient Greek: τά Σοῦσα) was an ancient Iranian city. It was part of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains. It is about 250 km (160 mi) east of the Tigris River and is between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.

The site "consists of three gigantic mounds, occupying an area of about one square kilometer, known as the Apadana mound, the Acropolis mound, and the Ville Royale (royal town) mound."

The modern Iranian town of Shush is located on the site of ancient Susa. Shush is identified as Shushan, mentioned in the Book of Esther and other Biblical books.

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