(Persia Digest) – Five Americans on tour in Iran have been visiting the historic and religious attractions of Iran’s oldest inhabited city, Susa.
On a 24-day tour of Iran, they have been visiting Tehran, Hamedan, Kermanshah, and Ahvaz provinces, together with the monuments of Susa such as the mausoleum of Prophet Daniel (AS), the Chogha Zanbil ziggurat, and Susa fortification. Isfahan, Shiraz, and Kashan provinces are next on the agenda.
Concurrently, another 58 tourists from the UK, France, and Germany have formed three tours to visit Susa. They were able to visit its cultural heritage, museum-garden, historic monuments, Apadana, the palace of Darius the Great, Shahi City, Fifteenth City, Susa Fort, Chogha Zanbil temple registered by Unesco, and the mausoleum of Prophet Daniel (AS) in just one day.
Persia Digest (PD) reports that Susa is one of the most famous ancient cities which was the capital city of Elamite rulers at one point, and the winter capital of Achaemenid kings. From the beginning of the 4th millennium BCE, Susa played an important part on the historical scene and was considered a hub for the arts, industry, trade, and politics from those early days.
On the lower levels of the city, artefacts have been found which are dated back to 8000 years ago by archaeologists.
With its unique historic monuments and the Chogha Zanbil site in Haft Teppe inscribed globally, Susa is host to tourists worldwide every year.
Chogha Zanbil ziggurat is Iran’s first-ever registered site by Unesco. It is located at a distance of 40kms southeast of Susa.
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