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Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: XSa


  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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XSa, inscription on column bases from Susa

Old Persian inscription on numerous fragments of a column base; translations in Elamite and Babylonian.

  1. thâtiy \ Xšayâršâ \ xšâyathiya \ vašnâ \ Auramazdâha \ ima \
  2. hadiš \ Dârayavauš \ xšâyathiya \ akunauš \ hya \ manâ \ pitâ
King Xerxes says: By the grace of Ahuramazda, king Darius, my father, built this palace.
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