Also known as: Ardeshir's Palace, Palace of Ardeshir II, Shaoor Palace
The ancient city of Susa (Shoosh or Shush) has been one of the oldest civilization centers and one of the most famous cities in the world. It was the capital of Elamite dynasty for several thousand years old, as well as the Achaemenid Empire's winter capital.
The remnants of Shahoor Palace (built by Ardeshir II) is situated along the western banks of the Shahoor River (Shahur), opposite the mausoleum of the Prophet Danial (Danial-e Nabi). This palace has a square shaped hall with lateral installations. The columns or pillars are made of stone, and its walls are of sun baked bricks. This palace was constructed during Achaemenid Dynasty and in the reign of Ardeshir II, and was used as his residential palace as well as a seat of power.
The Shahoor's Palace is a magnificent hall with 64 columns and they are similar to the pillars of Apadana Palace, another attraction of Susa, but with the difference that it is shorter than the columns of Apadana Palace. Stone and clay are the materials used in this Palace. This palace has a square shaped hall with lateral installations.
Susa was among the greatest cities of ancient Persia. Built on its embers, modern-day Shush is modestly small and relaxed, home to a vast Unesco-listed archaeological site, a compact museum, a crowning castle and the enigmatic Tomb of Daniel.
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