Shoosh (Susa)
Shoosh is one of the oldest cities in the Middle east.  Civilization in this area dates back to at least 3000 B.C.
In December 24th 1972, the first statue of an Achaemenian King was discovered in Shoosh.  Engravings on its base revealed that it was Darius himself.  The inscription reads " This is the stone statue that king Darius got made in Egypt so that those who saw it should know that the Persia has conquered Egypt".  The statue is 2.5 meters high.  Unfortunately its head is missing.