Attractions

Archaeological Site in Shush

Susa

On the hill behind the Susa Museum, ancient Persia is unearthed at this fascinating Unesco-listed archaeological site occupying the whole southern flank of modern Shush. Originally similar in scale to Persepolis, th…
Tomb in Shush

Tomb of Daniel

While several cities lay claim to the biblical Daniel's last resting place, within Iran both Jews and Muslims agree that this ornate Khuzestani ourchin dome (pine-cone-shaped tower) marks the spot. Pilgrims come fro…
Museum in Shush

Susa Museum

This gem of a small museum displays ancient stone and pottery from archaeological sites in the region. Highlights include a giant double-headed bull capital from Susa's apadana (open columned hall), a lion-hugging H…
Archaeological Site in Shush

Haft Tappeh Archaeological Site & Museum

You need to be a tomb junkie or have an animated guide to get the most out of this dusty, partially excavated Elamite burial site. In stark contrast, the nearby, tiny Unesco-sponsored museum, sitting oasis-like amon…