Susa Timeline

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  • c. 4200 BCE
    Founding of the city of Susa.
  • c. 3200 BCE - c. 2700 BCE
    Susa develops from an earlier settlement during the Proto-Elamite Period.
  • c. 2700 BCE - c. 1600 BCE
    Susa establishes commerce and trade during the Old Elamite Period; is conquered by Kish, Akkad, Ur, and Babylon.
  • c. 1600 BCE - c. 1100 BCE
    Susa flourishes during the Middle Elamite Period; consolidates power.
  • c. 1275 BCE - 1240 BCE
    Reign of Untash-Napirisha from Susa; construction of the Great Ziggurat of Dur-Untash.
  • c. 1210 BCE - 1100 BCE
    Susa prospers under the Shutrukid Dynasty.
  • c. 1185 BCE - c. 1150 BCE
    Reign of Shutruk Nakhunte who founds Elamite Empire from Susa.
  • c. 1100 BCE - 540 BCE
    Neo-Elamite Period during which Susa is conquered by a series of foreign powers; Elamite history ends with conquest by Cyrus the Great.
  • 647 BCE
    Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa by Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
  • 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.
  • 330 BCE
    Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great who sacks it.
  • 312 BCE - 63 BCE
    Susa is part of the Seleucid Empire.
  • 247 BCE - 224 CE
    Susa serves as one of two capitals under the Parthian Empire.
  • 224 CE - 651 CE
    Susa declines under the reign of the Sasanian Empire.
  • 309 CE - 379 CE
    Reign of Shapur II of the Sasanian Empire; Susa is sacked and population deported.
  • 638 CE
    Susa is sacked and destroyed by Muslim invaders under Caliph Omar.

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4200 BCE: Founding of the city of Susa.
 
 
3200 BCE - 2700 BCE: Susa develops from an earlier settlement during the Proto-Elamite Period.
 
 
2700 BCE - 1600 BCE: Susa establishes commerce and trade during the Old Elamite Period; is conquered by Kish, Akkad, Ur, and Babylon.
 
 
1600 BCE - 1100 BCE: Susa flourishes during the Middle Elamite Period; consolidates power.
 
 
1275 BCE - 1240 BCE: Reign of Untash-Napirisha from Susa; construction of the Great Ziggurat of Dur-Untash.
 
 
1210 BCE - 1100 BCE: Susa prospers under the Shutrukid Dynasty.
 
 
1185 BCE - 1150 BCE: Reign of Shutruk Nakhunte who founds Elamite Empire from Susa.
 
 
1100 BCE - 540 BCE: Neo-Elamite Period during which Susa is conquered by a series of foreign powers; Elamite history ends with conquest by Cyrus the Great.
 
 
647 BCE: Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa by Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
 
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.
 
 
330 BCE: Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great who sacks it.
 
 
312 BCE - 63 BCE: Susa is part of the Seleucid Empire.
 
247 BCE - 224 CE: Susa serves as one of two capitals under the Parthian Empire.
 
224 CE - 651 CE: Susa declines under the reign of the Sasanian Empire.
 
 
309 CE - 379 CE: Reign of Shapur II of the Sasanian Empire; Susa is sacked and population deported.
 
638 CE: Susa is sacked and destroyed by Muslim invaders under Caliph Omar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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