A2Sc

Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions: collection of Old Persian cuneiform texts from the sixth, fifth, and fourth centuries BCE, left by the Achaemenid kings on their official monuments.

A2Sc, inscription from Susa

[Old Persian inscription with large lacunas on a stone tablet, indicated in italics.]

  1. [adam \ Artaxšaçâ \ XŠ \ 
  2. Dârayavaušahyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \ 
  3. Dârayavaušahyâ \ Artaxšaçâhyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \ 
  4. Artaxšaçâhyâ \ Xšayârcahyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \ 
  5. Xšayârcahyâ \] Dârayavaušahyâ \ XŠhyâ \ puça \
  6. Dârayavaušahyâ \ Vištâspahyâ \ puça
  7. \ Haxâmanišiya \ thâtiy \ Artaxšaçâ \
  8. xšâyathiya \ vazraka \ xšâyathiya \ x
  9. šâyathiyanâm \ xšâyathiya \ dahyûn
  10. âm \ xšâyathiya \ ahyâyâ \ bûmiyâ \ i
  11. mâm \ hadiš \ utâ \ imâm \ usta
  12. canâm \ tya \ athagainâm \ ta [damaged]
  13. [damaged] \ Auramazdâ \
  14. [damaged]

[I am king Artaxerxes, the son of king Darius [II Nothus], Darius the son of king Artaxerxes [I Makrocheir], Artaxerxes the son of king Xerxes, Xerxes] the son of king Darius, Darius the son of Hystaspes, the Achaemenid

Artaxerxes, the great king, king of kings, king of all nations, king of this world, says: This palace and these stairs of stone [I made ...]

May Ahuramazda [...]

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