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Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: DSy

  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.
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Inscription DSy in the National Archaeological Museum, Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
Inscription DSy (National 
Archaeological Museum

DSv, inscription on a column base from Susa

Inscription in Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian, written on a column base, which is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Tehran. The text is identical to DSb (where you will find a drawing).
  1. adam \ D‚rayavauš XŠ \ vazraka XŠ XŠy‚n‚m
  2. XŠ DHyun‚m XŠ \ ahy‚y‚ BUy‚ \ Vi
  3. št‚spahy‚ \ puÁa \ Hax‚manišiya
I am Darius, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, king of this earth, son of Hystaspes, the Achaemenid.

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