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.
D2Sa, inscription on a column base
[Badly damaged column base.]
- imam \ apadânam \ stûnâya \ athagainam \
- Dârayavauš \ XŠ \ vazraka \ akunauš \ Dâraya
- vaum \ XŠm \ AM pâtuv \ hadâ \ BGgaibiš
This audience hall [apadana] with columns, made of stone, was made by Darius, the great king. May Ahuramazda and the gods protect king Darius!
- Pierre Lecoq, Les inscriptions de la Perse achéménide (1997 Paris)