Susa Timeline

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  • c. 4200 BCE
    Founding of the city of Susa.
  • 647 BCE
    Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa.
  • c. 549 BCE - c. 486 BCE
    Susa is rebuilt and renovated by Persian King Darius the Great.
  • 538 BCE
    The Persian King Cyrus the Great conquers Susa.
  • c. 465 BCE - c. 424 BCE
    Susa is destroyed by fire under the reign of King Artaxerxes I.
  • c. 404 BCE - c. 358 BCE
    Artaxerxes II Mnemon rebuilds Susa.
  • 331 BCE
    Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great.
  • 312 BCE - 63 BCE
    Susa is part of the Seleucid Empire.
  • 638 CE
    Susa is sacked and destroyed by Muslim invaders under Caliph Omar.
  • 1218 CE
    Susa is completely destroyed by invading Mongols.

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4200 BCE: Founding of the city of Susa.
 
647 BCE: Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa.
 
549 BCE - 486 BCE: Susa is rebuilt and renovated by Persian King Darius the Great.
 
 
538 BCE: The Persian King Cyrus the Great conquers Susa.
 
465 BCE - 424 BCE: Susa is destroyed by fire under the reign of King Artaxerxes I.
 
404 BCE - 358 BCE: Artaxerxes II Mnemon rebuilds Susa.
 
331 BCE: Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great.
 
 
312 BCE - 63 BCE: Susa is part of the Seleucid Empire.
 
638 CE: Susa is sacked and destroyed by Muslim invaders under Caliph Omar.
 
1218 CE: Susa is completely destroyed by invading Mongols.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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