Ancient Anshan (Anzan) [Tepe Malyan] in Iran
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Ancient Anshan (Anzan) [Tepe Malyan]

The low mounds of Tepe (Turkish : Mound) Malyan cover nearly 200 hectares in the Fars Province 46 kilometers north of Shiraz and 43 kilometers west of Persepolis ..... City and territory of ancient Elam north of modern Shiraz in southwestern Iran. The city's ruins - covering 350 acres - have yielded major archaeological finds including examples of early Elamite writing. Anshan came to prominence about 2350 BC as an enemy of the Mesopotamian dynasty of Akkad. Its greatest period however was during the 13th and 12th centuries BC when as Kings of Anshan and Susa Elamite rulers periodically raided Neo-Babylonian cities. About 675 BC the country apparently came to be controlled by Achaemenian Persians who bore the title Kings of Anshan and Susa down to the accession of Darius I in 522 BC .....

The term Middle Elamite Empire refers to the state formed in southern Iran between circa 1300 and circa 1100 BC by a series of rulers whose inscriptions entitle them to be called Kings of Anshan and Susa. In their reigns Elam competed for power with contemporary states in Assyria and Neo-Babylonia and achieved the greatest political and military success of their long history .....

Bibliography Sources

JOURNAL Article: Middle Elamite Malyan
Elizabeth Carter and Matthew Stolper
Expedition (University of Pennsylvania Museum)
Volume 18 Number 2 (1976) Pages 33-42

BOOK: Excavations at Anshan
(Tepe Malyan: The Middle Elamite Period)

Elizabeth Carter and Ken Deaver
University of Pennsylvania Museum (1996)
Library of Congress # DS 262 A57 C37

BOOK: Malyan Excavation Reports I
Proto-Elamite Settlement at TUV
Ilene M. Nicholas - University Museum Monograph
Library of Congress # DS 262.A57 N53

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