Shush, Iran

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Shush (Persian: شوش "Šũš") at the site of ancient Susa is the administrative capital of the Shush County of Iran's Khuzestan province. 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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