Shush Castle

Local nameقلعه شوش
LocationShush, Iran

Shush Castle is located in the ruins of the ancient city of Susa in the Khuzestan Province of Iran. It was constructed by French archaeologist Jean-Marie Jacques de Morgan in the late 1890s, as a secure base for archaeological exploration and excavation. The Castle is similar to medieval monuments in France.

The structure was built by local craftsmen with bricks taken from two other archaeological sites, the Achaemenid Darius/Dariush castle and the Elamite Choqazanbil ziggurat. It is built atop a hill which may contain other relics of past times. It is an example of the pre-scientific era of archaeology, when explorers mutilated or destroyed sites in the process of examining them.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shush_Castle

Address Iran

Coordinates 32°11'25.008" N 48°14'49.029" E

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