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Elam in Wikipedia
was an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest
Iran. Elam was centered in the far west and the southwest of
modern-day Iran, stretching from the lowlands of Khuzestan and
Ilam Province, as well as a small part of southern Iraq.
Situated just to the east of Mesopotamia, Elam was part of the
early urbanization during the Chalcolithic. The emergence of
written records from around 3000 BC also parallels
Mesopotamian history. In the Old Elamite period (Middle Bronze
Age), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau,
centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was
centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands. Its culture played
a crucial role in the Gutian Empire, especially during the
Achaemenid dynasty that succeeded it, when the Elamite
language remained among those in official use...