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ELAMExecutive Leadership in Academic Medicine (various universities)
ElamElamite (linguistics)
ELAMEndothelial Leukocyte Adhesion Molecule
ELAMEvangelion Live Action Movie (aka Neon Genesis Evangelion)
ELAMExpeditionary Loitering Attack Munition (USMC)
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Haft Tappeh is thought to have been an important political center during the reign of the Elamite King Tepti-Ahar.
The Elamite variety of cuneiform writing (at Susa) was in its basics deciphered by Edwin Norris (1795-1872) in 1853; and the recognition of the Akkadian script (Mesopotamian: Assyrian-Babylonian) occurred after Nineveh (Assyria) and Babylon (Babylonia) were rediscovered by the English travelers C.
The Naramsin stele and the also discussed Codex Hammurabi [eighteenth century BC] were found in Susa, where an Elamite army had taken them in the twelfth century BC.
In 647 BCE, the Assyrians decimated the Elamite civilization on the pretext that an unnameable abomination was surfacing in the lands of Elam, and that everything that came into contact with that benighted entity had to be eradicated.
This archive of about 33,000 complete and damaged clay tablets, written in Elamite cuneiform, was found and excavated in 1933-1934 by an expedition of the Oriental Institute of Chicago, led by Ernst Herzfeld.
There were also Greeks in the Elamite city of Susa, and close by, were Eretrians from Euboea who had been settled there by Darius.
Cela commence entre 3300 et 3100 avant notre ere a Uruk dans le sud de l'Irak, le pays de Sumer, et a peu pres en meme temps ou un peu plus tard a Suse en Iran elamite.
Following on Elamite and Amorite invasions a Babylonian nation arose that lasted almost 1 000 years, characterised by cultural development under great kings like Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC).
According to Rashidi, when the Assyrians took over the capital Susa in 639 BC, they attempted to destroy it completely by "the looting and razing of temples, the destruction of sacred groves, the desecration of royal tombs, the seizure of Elamite gods, the removal of royal memorials and the deportation of people, livestock and even rubble from the devastated city".
A figure of what is probably an Elamite king, recovered from the acropolis of Susa, now in southwestern Iran, belongs to the 11th century BC.