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Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: XPe


  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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XPe, inscription from the Palace of Xerxes at Persepolis

Text of fourteen inscriptions in three languages (Old Persian, Elamite, Babylonian) from the Palace of Xerxes.

  1. Xšayâršâ \ xšâyathiya \ vazra
  2. ka \ xšâyathiya \ xšâyathiyâ
  3. nâm \ Dârayavahauš \ xšâyath
  4. iyahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya \
Xerxes, the great king, king of kings, 
son of king Darius, the Achaemenid.
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