Visual Timeline: Elam
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4200 BCE: Founding of the city of Susa.
3200 BCE - 2700 BCE: Proto-Elamite period.
2700 BCE - 1600 BCE: Old Elamite period.
2700 BCE: First war in recorded history between Elam and Sumer; Sumer wins.
1750 BCE: Elam conquers Ur.
1500 BCE - 1100 BCE: Middle Elamite period.
1275 BCE - 1240 BCE: Reign of the Elamite king Untash-Napirisha; Construction of the great temple complex of Dur-Untash (Chogha Zanbil).
1184 BCE - 1155 BCE: Reign of the Elamite king Shutruk-Nakhkunte who establishes the Elamite Empire.
1100 BCE - 539 BCE: Neo-Elamite period.
648 BCE: War between Assyria and the Elamites.
646 BCE: Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa by Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
539 BCE: Elam is absorbed into the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
187 BCE - 224 CE: Elamite culture is continued by the Elamite nation-state of Elymais until it is absorbed by the Persian Sassanian Empire.