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Ancient Asian History tells the stories of Asian nations of the ancient world. Explore ancient Asian history and culture in this channel.
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Susa, the capital of ancient Elam and, later, of the Persian Empire. Susa, called Shushan in the Bible, was located in what is now southwestern Iran.

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Petra, an ancient city in what is now southwestern Jordan, 115 miles (185 km) south-southwest of Amman, was the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. Read more about this city carved into a sheer rock face.

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Babylonia, an ancient country that occupied the area of southwestern Asia that is now Iraq.

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