When did Cyrus the Great conquer the Elamite city of Susa? UWEC professor Matt Waters looks into this question and infers that it is impossible to know the actual date, but that it was done sometime before conquering Babylon. The conquest of Babylon which took place in 539 BC, according to the testimony of the Cyrus Cylinder happened right around the same time as the conquest of Susa.
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