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Susa

[ soo-suh, -sah ]

noun

  1. a ruined city in W Iran: the capital of ancient Elam; palaces of Darius and Artaxerxes I; stele containing the Code of Hammurabi discovered here.


Susa

/ ˈsuːsə /

noun

  1. an ancient city north of the Persian Gulf: capital of Elam and of the Persian Empire; flourished as a Greek polis under the Seleucids and Parthians Biblical nameShushan


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For example, according to Herodotus, when the Persian fleet returned, they transferred the enslaved Eritreans to the royal city of Susa.

It lies between Persis and Babylonia, and has a very considerable city, Susa.

While things were in this state, a Greek, named Demaratus, arrived at Susa.

It is found well made and beautifully decorated in the oldest strata at Susa.

Whether this custom was as wide-spread as the pottery of Anau and Susa seems doubtful.

I regret that I cannot find any clear or definite theory as to the exact relations of any of this pottery to that of Anau or Susa.

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