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Ancient Iran / Elam /
Awan


In Ancient Iran, city and/or region of Elam. The exact location of the city has never been identified, but is believed not to have been far from Susa, corresponding to southwestern Iran, possibly in the region of modern Dezful, Iran.
Awan gained prominence in the second half of the 3rd millennium BCE. In the 24th century BCE, the rulers of Awan rise as the strongest of Elam, leading the resistance against king Sargon of Akkad, although this failed in the end.




By Tore Kjeilen