Susa Archaeological Castle

Susa Archaeological Castle

 

Description:

Susa Castle is located in the ruins of the ancient city of Susa (Persian: Shoush). It was constructed by French archaeologist Jean-Marie Jacques de Morgan in the late 1890s, as a secure base for archaeological exploration and excavation. The castle is similar to medieval monuments in France. The structure was built by local craftsmen with bricks taken from two other archaeological sites, the Achaemenid Darius/Dariush castle and the Elamite Choga-zanbil ziggurat. It is now used as a museum. Its best-known holding is a cuneiform tablet inscribed with the Code of Hammurabi, however this is now on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

 

Susa City(Persian : Shoush) contains several layers of superimposed urban settlements in a continuous succession from the late 5th millennium BCE until the 13th century CE. The site bears exceptional testimony to the Elamite, Persian and Parthian cultural traditions, which have largely disappeared. Ancient Susa is one of the oldest civilization centers, a famous city all around the world, the capital of Ilam for thousand years and the winter capital of Achaemenian Empire.

 

A Video Clip of Susa Archaeological Castle

A Video Clip of Susa Archaeological Castle

 

Tour
Susa Archaeological Castle is located in Shoush city where it is 115 kilometers far from Ahwaz(Ahvaz) city. The duration of visiting tour of Susa Archaeological Castle is 1-2 hours(when you reach Shoush city). When you visit Susa Archaeological Castle, you may visit other historical places which are located in Shoush city such as The Palace of Artaxerxes II, Historical Museum of Susa, and Tomb of Prophet Daniel.

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