Susa is located in the lower Zagros Mountains, in the Susiana plains between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers, Susa comprises a group of artificial archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side of the Shavur River, encompassing large excavated areas, as well as the remains of Artaxerxes’ palace on the other side of the Shavur River. Susa developed as early as the late 5th millennium BCE as an important center, presumably with religious importance, to soon become a commercial, administrative and political hub that enjoyed different cultural influences thanks to its strategic position along ancient trade routes. Archaeological research can trace in Susa the most complete series of data on the passage of the region from prehistory to history.
Popular attractions in Susa
Chogha Zanbil is a ruined palace and temple complex from the ancient Elamite city, near Susa in… read more
The most famous building in Susa is probably the Apadana, the audience hall of the Palace of Darius… read more
Haft Tappeh (seven mounds), located 15 kilometers to the south of the ancient city of Susa… read more
The palace complex of the Persian King Darius the Great (522-486 B.C.), provides unique evidence … read more
The Tomb of Daniel is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel… read more