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Ardumaniš


A Persian nobleman. Terracotta figure from Persepolis. Archaeological museum, Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
A Persian nobleman.
Terracotta figure from
Persepolis (Archaeological
museum
, Tehran)
Ardumaniš: Persian nobleman, son of Vakauka. 

Ardumaniš was one of the seven conspirators who killed the Magian usurper Gaumâta and helped Darius I the Great become king (September 522 BCE). 

Ardumaniš is the only conspirator not mentioned in the third book of the Histories by the Greek researcher Herodotus, in which he describes Darius' coup d'état. We know his name only from the famous  Behistun inscription; he remains otherwise unknown.

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