DH

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.

DH, tablet from Hamadan

Text, found on a tablet of gold and a tablet of silver. The text is identical to DPh.

  1. Dârayavauš \ XŠ \ vazraka \ XŠ \ XŠyanâm \ XŠ \ dahy
  2. ûvnâm \ Vištâspahyâ \ puça \ Haxâmanišiya \
  3. thâtiy \ Dârayavauš \ XŠ \ ima \ xšaçam \ tya \ ada
  4. m \ dârayâmiy \ hacâ \ Sakaibiš \ tyaiy \ pa
  5. ra \ Sugdam \ amata \ yâtâ \ â \ Kušâ \ hacâ \ Hida
  6. uv \ amata \ yâtâ \ â \ Spardâ \ tyamaiy \ Aurama
  7. zdâ \ frâbara \ hya \ mathišta \ bagânâm \ m
  8. âm \ Auramazdâ \ pâtuv \ utâmaiy \ vitham

Darius the great king, king of kings, king of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenid.

King Darius says: This is the kingdom which I hold, from the Sacae who are beyond Sogdia to Nubia, and from Sind to Lydia - [this is] what Ahuramazda, the greatest of gods, bestowed upon me. May Ahuramazda protect me and my royal house!

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