- Shush, Iran
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Shush (Persian: شوش "Šũš") at the site of ancient
Susais the administrative capital of the Shush Countyof Iran's Khuzestanprovince. It had a population 64,960 in 2005. [ [http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/2005_world_city_populations/Iran.html World city populations: Susa] ]
Recently, the site has been threatened by illegal excavations, garbage dumping by the local authorities and a planned bus depot on unexcavated territory nearby. [ [http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/NewsStory/397956 Ancientworlds.net news] ]
As well as being an archaeological site, Susa is also a lively village due to the devotion of
Shi'a Muslims and the Persian Jewish community for the prophet Daniel.
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