Elam

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E·lam

 (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.

Elam

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

E•lam

(ˈi ləm)

n.
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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The killings may have been the result of a clash for control of the state after the death of the ruler of the Elamite Empire.