An old Castle in Shoosh (Susa)
This castle was built in 1890s to house and protect the archeologists that were working in the area.
Shoosh is one of the oldest cities in the Middle east.  Civilization in this area dates back to at least 3000 B.C.
Thirteen superimposed cities have been found here and this is why the site has such scientific importance.  A stratigraphic section has been cut into the central hill ("tell") which is called "Royal City".  This has enabled scientists to recapture 5,000 years of history.  Here history can literally be read.  Fifteen languages and as many systems of writings were utilized in Susa.

 
 
 
 
 
The IranOnline.com