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Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: A2Sb


The copy of A2Sb in the National Archaeological Museum of Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
A2Sb (National Archaeological Museum, Tehran)
In ca.521, the Persian king Darius I the Great ordered that a new alphabet, the Aryan script, was to be developed. This was used for a small corpus of inscriptions, known as the Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions. An overview of all inscriptions can be found here.
 

A2Sb, inscription on column bases from Susa

[Old Persian inscription on fragments of several column bases; Elamite and Babylonian translations added.]
  1. adam \ Artaxša \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ XŠyn \ XŠ \ Drayavauš \ XŠhy \ pua
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Detail of A2Sb in the National Archaeological Museum of Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
...yavauš \ XŠhy \ Pua
I am Artaxerxes, the great king, the king of kings, the king, the son of king Darius.



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