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 (ē′ləm) also Su·si·a·na (so͞o′zē-ä′nə, -ăn′ə)
An ancient country of southwest Asia located in what is now southwest Iran. Established before 3000 bc, Elam was frequently in conflict with Mesopotamian kingdoms during the next three millennia. Elam was eventually absorbed into the Persian Empire, although the Elamite language continued to be written until the 4th century bc.


(Placename) an ancient kingdom east of the River Tigris: established before 4000 bc; probably inhabited by a non-Semitic people


(ˈi ləm)

an ancient kingdom E of Babylonia and N of the Persian Gulf. Cap.: Susa.
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Noun1.Elam - an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran)Elam - an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people
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Few men knew Elam Harnish by any other name than Burning Daylight, the name which had been given him in the early days in the land because of his habit of routing his comrades out of their blankets with the complaint that daylight was burning.
And for twelve years Elam Harnish had continued to grope for gold among the shadows of the Circle.
At the end of the reel, Elam Harnish called the house up to drink again.
Elam said it would take a stance on the runoff after studying the responses.
Responding to the question, Dr Elam pointed out that Bhagat Singh's 'greatness' could be deemed from the fact that his writings and letters often highlighted his own intellectual modesty.
Elam al-Harbi said that Albu Kamal Governor Abu Hassan Araghi also escaped Albu Kamal.
Andrew Elam, 30, of Newlands Grove, Northowram, Halifax, was locked up for four-and-a-half years at Leeds Crown Court in November last year, after he admitted concealing criminal property.
The mural, placed at ELAM museum, is six meterslong and three meters high containing a photo ofPresident Bashar al-Assad, Syrian eagle holdingthe Syrian flag, Syrian soldiers in uniforms aswell as a photo of the first Alphabet in historyfrom Ugarit site in Lattakia.
Although he was technically released on that misdemeanor charge, the Iowa officers kept him on the arson warrant out of Texas, Elam said.
Consumer products company CSS Industries Inc (NYSE:CSS) reported on Tuesday that Elam (Lee) M Hitchner III has been elected to its board of directors.
And experts had a forensic match to Elam after finding his skin cells under her fingernails.
Elam, aged 44, of Meadow House, Upper Spon Street, Coventry, pleaded guilty at the crown court in Leamington to the attempted rape of his victim.