- 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.
Biblical name Shushan.
- an ancient kingdom E of Babylonia and N of the Persian Gulf. Capital: Susa.
Also called Susiana.
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The fact was, he had been summoned by the king to Susa and had not gone up.Hellenica
The lady of Susa, quasi-historic, or wholly imaginative, or mixed?
Now he summoned him, and asked him to take care of the tent and the lady from Susa.
They did not come there directly from Persepolis or Susa, but from Mesopotamia.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
There had been a great victory at the pass of Susa, and they were riding into the city.Medical Essays
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- 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 ParthiansBiblical name: Shushan
- an ancient kingdom east of the River Tigris: established before 4000 bc; probably inhabited by a non-Semitic people