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date: 21 August 2019

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The domination of Susa by the Akkadian Empire in the late third millennium BC resulted in the use of Akkadian at Susa and elsewhere (e.g., Chogha Gavaneh) for a wide range of purposes. Akkadian was the written language of choice in juridical, literary, religious, and economic texts as well as royal inscriptions. The peculiarities of written Akkadian in Iran are discussed, as are the relationships between written Akkadian and Elamite. Akkadian was used in Iran into the first millennium BC, when it appeared alongside Elamite and Old Persian in the trilingual royal inscriptions of the Achaemenid kings.

Keywords: Akkadian, Chogha Gavaneh, Elamite, Susa, Choga Zanbil

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