Susa is an archaeological site located in the plains of Khuzestan, in western Iran. It was the ancient winter capital of the Persian Achaemenid empire between 675 and 330BC. The site has been inhabited since 4200BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The archaeological site is located on a 100ha, 15m high terrace next to the Iranian city of Shush. Not much is left on the site: only the ruins of the palace of Darius the Great. Next to it is a castle built by French researchers in the 19th century, as a protection against raids by local tribes. The tomb of Daniel, a site with a conical tower, is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel.
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