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Susa Ancient city in sw Iran, capital of the Elamites. It became an important centre under the Achaemenid Kings of Persia, containing a palace of Darius I. After the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the capital of a small Greek state. Among archaeological finds at Susa was the stele (stone slab) of Hammurabi, inscribed with his code of law.

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