Over 3000 foreign tourists visit Susa archeological sites

July 15, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- In the past three months over 3000 tourists have visited archeological sites at Susa (Shush) in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, director of Shush Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Office told the Persian service of IRNA on July 12.

Director Reza Chenani added that people from France, Germany, England, USA, Canada and Asian countries including China and Japan have visited Shush museum, Haft-Tappeh, the Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat which is a major monument of the Elamite civilization, and other archeological sites near the city. “We are planning to build a three-star hotel and improve the city’s tourist facilities. In this way visitors will have a more enjoyable stay and this in turn will enhance the tourist industry,” he mentioned. Susa (Shush) was the capital of Elam under the Achaemenid kings and is the site of one of the oldest settlements in the world with a history dating back to 4000 BC